Turn Strawberry Shortcake Into Strawberry Healthycake
May 30, 2017 32 Comments
Have you ever made a traditional Strawberry Shortcake? Well, I have and the "shortcake" part calls for cream AND butter. Wowza!
And, then, you add heavy whipped cream to the top of the dessert. It does taste amazingly good, but it turns an otherwise incredibly healthy food into a dessert disaster.
What to do?
Over on Facebook, a reader suggested using an Angel Food cake as a substitution for the shortcake and I thought that was an interesting idea. Angel Food cake is basically egg whites and sugar, so you get volume without too many calories.
Because I am super lazy, I purchased an Angel Food cake from my local Stop & Shop for $4.99. After I brought it home, I cut it in half and put one half into my freezer.
The label on the side of the cake said "8 Servings" but I decided it was more like "16 Servings" - this cake is LARGE. So, one slice of my new serving size is about 75 calories.
You can also bake your own which is pretty easy. I made low fat angel food cake last month and it was much more tasty than the store version (but not everyone has time for that).
Then, I used 1 pound of strawberries and mashed up about half of the berries (after washing and hulling them) and just tossed them into a plastic container. I didn’t add any sugar because they tasted sweet to me.
At dessert time, I poured my "no added sugar" concoction onto the "almost entirely" sugar Angel Food cake and waited for my children to complain that it wasn't sweet enough.
Guess what? They liked it! The cake added all the sweetness that was necessary to be dessert - and my children inhaled a ton of strawberries.
If you have a bit more time try my strawberry rhubarb compote in the slow cooker. It is getting rave reviews!
Watch the video on how to make healthy strawberry shortcake here:
What did you think?
Did it make you want to try it? Please share your favorite way to enjoy strawberries.
Strawberry Healthycake Recipe
1/2 15-ounce Angel Food Cake (store made)
1 pound strawberries
whipped cream, optional
Slice 8 slices of cake and place on plates. Wash, hull, and chop strawberries into small pieces. Mash 1/2 of them in a bowl with a potato masher. Mix in the strawberry pieces and divide into 8 servings onto the cake.
Add whipped cream and enjoy!
For one serving without whipped cream: 115 calories, 0.6 g fat, 26.4 g carbohydrates, 13 g sugar 2.5 g protein, 3.3 g fiber, 201 mg sodium, 5 SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes
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