Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch (LOW CALORIE)

Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch

This quick strawberry shortcake recipe from scratch is low in calories, and impressive! It is my daughter’s favorite dessert recipe, and she requests it every birthday.

In this recipe for homemade easy strawberry shortcake, we make the short cake from scratch. But, we utilize store-bought, low-calorie whipped cream to add a punch of flavor and creaminess, without any additional work.

Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch

This quick strawberry shortcake recipe can be made low-calorie, thanks to the low-calorie shortcake pastry.

The traditional strawberry shortcake recipe is very high in calories and fat. However, in this recipe for a quick strawberry shortcakes you’ll learn how to make the best strawberry shortcake recipe, while saving hundreds of calories.

Learn how to make a quick strawberry shortcake recipe from scratch below…

Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch

In this article, you will learn how to make a strawberry shortcake recipe low in calories. This way you can enjoy your favorite dessert, without guilt.

This strawberry shortcake recipe is made it even easier thanks to this article. Below, you will find a shopping list, printable recipe card, nutrition label, and more. So you can get baking on strawberry shortcakes, without wasting any time.

Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch

Learn how to make strawberry shortcake recipes from scratch in the recipe card below. You can scroll straight to it, or you can read through the article for some tips and tricks to make the best strawberry shortcake recipe.

Here’s What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Strawberry Shortcake
  • Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Strawberry Shortcake

In the article, we have supplied you with a shopping list. There you can screenshot the ingredients for easier shopping.

You’ll find the shopping list in the next section, however if you’re looking for measurements for strawberry shortcake ingredients, you’ll need to check the recipe card below. There you can double or triple the ingredients with a click of a button.

Up next, find all of the strawberry shortcake ingredients to make a low calorie strawberry short cake recipe.

Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients

To make the strawberry shortcake easy, we use whipped cream. Making strawberry shortcake with whip cream helps you save time and effort.

To save calories, we recommend picking up almond milk whipped cream. You can find this alongside all of the other whipped cream, and it’s typically in a brown or beige canister.

Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch

This shopping list will help you make the best shortcake recipe from scratch, without any extra effort. Take a screenshot on your phone so you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Shopping List for Homemade Strawberry Shortcake:

  • Strawberries quartered
  • Powdered sugar
  • Almond milk whipped cream or whipped cream
  • Egg whites (get the carton!)
  • Cream of tartar
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar
  • Flour or cake flour

Some recipes will call free strawberry shortcake biscuit… But we think strawberry shortcake should be made with actual cake! Don’t worry, we make the strawberry shortcake recipe easy and you can find the directions to do so below.

Up next, learn how to make strawberry short cake from scratch…

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake

In this section, you will learn how to make shortcake for strawberries. This easy shortcake for strawberries is low calorie and delicious.

If you’re trying to find out how do you make strawberry shortcake, this section will give you everything you need to make strawberry shortcake recipe is easy. You can also find these directions in the shareable recipe card below.

Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch

Wondering how do you make a strawberry shortcake? This section will outline how to make a strawberry short cake easy recipe.

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake:

Strawberry Shortcake Topping: 

  1. Add the strawberries and powdered sugar to a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Shortcake Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325⁰.
  2. Beat egg white, cream of tartar, and salt with an electric mixer until they form soft peaks. Continue to beat while adding the vanilla, followed by the sugar. 
  3. Add sugar a little at a time. Continue to beat until peaks are stiff and shiny. Remove bowl from mixer.
  4. Add the flour and gently fold into egg whites with a spatula.
  5. Pan and bake for 40 minutes, until a wood pick inserted near the center comes out clean. 
  6. Cool and then slice into 10 shortcake slices.

Assemble the Strawberry Shortcake:

  1. To each slice of shortcake, add a mound of strawberries and a tablespoon of whipped cream… This is low calorie whipped cream, so add more should you desire.

There may be a lot of steps to make this quick strawberry shortcake recipe from scratch, but you can create the topping while the cake bakes. And, you can get your guests to help you assemble their own servings… This creates a fun buffet like dessert.

In the next section, you will find a recipe card for this quick strawberry shortcake recipe from scratch…

Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch

This quick strawberry shortcake recipe from scratch is impressive, and delicious! Traditional strawberry short cake recipes are very high in calories and fat, but we were able to cut hundreds of calories from this traditional recipe.

In the next section, after the recipe card, you can find a nutrition label to find all of the calories and nutrition for a quick strawberry shortcakes.

Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch

Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch

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This Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch is easy and low in calories.
Learn how to make strawberry shortcake healthy and lower in calories with this easy strawberry shortcake recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 179 kcal

Equipment

  • Cake pan

Ingredients
  

Strawberry Shortcake Topping

  • 2 cups strawberries quartered
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/5 cup almond milk whipped cream or whipped cream

Shortcake Ingredients

  • 10 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour cake flour is best

Instructions
 

Strawberry Shortcake Topping:

  • Add the strawberries and powdered sugar to a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Shortcake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325⁰.
  • Beat egg white, cream of tartar, and salt with an electric mixer until they form soft peaks. Continue to beat while adding the vanilla, followed by the sugar.
  • Add sugar a little at a time. Continue to beat until peaks are stiff and shiny. Remove bowl from mixer.
  • Add the flour and gently fold into egg whites with a spatula.
  • Pan and bake for 40 minutes, until a wood pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool and then slice into 10 shortcake slices.

Assemble the Strawberry Shortcake:

  • To each slice of shortcake, add a mound of strawberries and a tablespoon of whipped cream… This is low calorie whipped cream, so add more should you desire.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 40.4gProtein: 5.1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 95mgPotassium: 174mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 29.7gCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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Nutrition and Calories in Strawberry Shortcake

Not all homemade strawberry short cake recipes are made the same. This low calorie version can be found in the recipe card above.

We were able to cut hundreds of calories from the traditional strawberry shortcake recipe to make this low calorie dessert. You can find more low calorie desserts in the next section…

Quick Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from Scratch

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