When it comes to easy, light, and totally delicious summer desserts, strawberry shortcake is a quintessential favorite. So when I saw this recipe for Classic Shortcakes this past week, I knew I had to kick of the summer properly with this sweet treat.
However, to make things a little more interesting I decided to add a little something extra to the classic recipe with some white chocolate chips. When served slightly warm, the little morsels of melted white chocolate add an extra layer of creamy flavor.
I simply followed this recipe and added in about 3/4 cup of chopped white chocolate chips when mixing together the dry ingredients. I also think these would be delicious with milk or dark chocolate chips as well. Any chocolate goes wonderfully with strawberries.
I also like that you can bake a bunch of these up, throw them in the freezer, and have a quick easy dessert any night of the week. There’s no need to turn the oven on each time you get a craving for something sweet.
Strawberry Shortcake is definitely one of my summer favorites! What yours? Let us know in the comments below.
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm
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I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Well, that’s an understatement. I actually have a huge sweet tooth. I hate to admit it, but there have been several occasions when I’ve found myself eating leftover birthday cake for breakfast and loving every last bite of it. Often, this sweet tooth of mine leaves me craving dessert after dinner. Unfortunately, I don’t always have birthday cake on hand, so I’m always on the hunt for easy and delicious treats.
One of my favorite things to whip up, especially in the summer, is a Single Serving Berry Trifle. Other than whipping some fresh heavy cream, everything else is purchased ready to eat from the store. These trifles were inspired by BHG’s individual Brownie Trifles with a few variations to the ingredients.
I picked up some brownies, angel food cake, fresh berries, and chocolate sauce. In less than five minutes, I made a batch of homemade whipped cream. Isn’t the homemade stuff the best? Using a parfait glass, water goblet, or even a mason jar, just layer the ingredients in the container. If you are serving these to a group of people, set out all of the ingredients in little dishes or on a large cutting board and allow your guests to assemble their own trifles. They will have a blast creating their own unique combinations!
Simple, sweet, and packed with delicious ingredients, these trifles will please a crowd or cure just a single sweet tooth!
You can find the full recipe for these trifles and whipped cream by clicking here. Have fun experimenting with different fruits, cakes, and sauces until you find a combination you love. Let me know in the comments below what combination you think you’d like best.
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm
I guess, I’m on a cake run with last week’s cake and now this one. And holy-cakeness, is this ever a cake. Let’s talk about this traditional Mexican dessert that’s known as a Tres Leches Cake. That simply translates to three milk cake.
Here’s what I love about this tres leche cake recipe, it’s simple in design, made even more simple by using white cake mix. Along with that, the recipe calls for lime zest. I can’t emphasize enough how that one small flavoring takes this cake from good to great. The lime provides a subtle but confident note against the richness of the milks, while the strawberry gives the ensemble a fruity bite to pull everything together.
As usual I switched things up a bit by flipping the cake from one ten inch pan to two eight inch pans and then sliced it up for a seven layer cake. In doing so, I traded the “skewer and pour” method as the original recipe uses, for brushing the milk mixture on the top and bottom of each layer. From there I lined each layer with plastic wrap and froze it before finishing with the whip cream and strawberries. It’s not necessary to freeze the layers, but it certainly makes for easy handling. Other than that, I stayed true to the recipe.
Now that you know how easy this is to make, click here for the recipe and get baking.