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Strawberry Swirl Shortcake

Struggle Meals - "Summer BBQ"

25
Prep Time
(Minutes)
60
Cook Time
(Minutes)

Ingredients

Swirl Shortcake

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup whole milk greek yogurt
  • 1 cup strawberry jam

Strawberry Topping

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Steps

Swirl Shortcake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch metal cake pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, add the milk and stir in the juice of one lemon. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate large bowl, add the butter and 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar. With a mixer: beat until light and fluffy. By hand: use a wooden spoon to mash together butter and sugar, stirring until it is well combined. Switch to a fork and whisk the butter and sugar until you achieve a fluffy, light texture that is uniform in color, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Whisk in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla and the greek yogurt.
  6. Add one third of the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Add half of the milk and stir. Repeat, alternating between the remaining dry ingredients and the milk until all ingredients are combined.
  7. Remove 1 1/2 cups of batter to a small bowl with the strawberry jam. Stir to combine.
  8. Pour half of the plain batter into the pan and smooth over the top.
  9. Dollop the strawberry batter on top, and then dollop the remaining plain batter over that. Use a knife to drag the batter to swirl the colors together. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cake from the oven and cool completely.
  11. Serve slices of cake topped with whipped cream and strawberries.

Strawberry Topping

  1. In a medium bowl, stir the strawberries with the juice of 1 lemon and 1/4 cup of sugar, and allow to macerate.

Whipped Cream

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the heavy cream until it reaches soft peaks. Add the powdered sugar and continue whisking until it reaches stiff peaks.