Good and Healthy Strawberry Shortcake

Here's how to make strawberry shortcake in less than an hour--and with less calories and fat than the traditional strawberry cake recipe. Low-fat yogurt, plus a mix of whole-wheat and all-purpose flours, make this healthy strawberry shortcake fit its moniker.

Good and Healthy Strawberry Shortcake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 32 ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt*

  • 1 recipe Yogurt Cream (see recipe below)

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon fat-free milk

  • 6 cup sliced strawberries

Yogurt Cream

  • Plain low-fat yogurt (reserved from recipe above)

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • Fat-free milk


  1. Remove 1/2 cup of yogurt from container and set aide for shortcake. Use remainder for the Yogurt Cream recipe. Prepare Yogurt Cream.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease large baking sheet; set aside. In large bowl combine flours, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In small bowl combine the egg, milk, and the reserved 1/2 cup of yogurt. Add to flour mixture. Stir just to moisten. With spatula spread dough to an even 8-inch-diameter circle on baking sheet.

  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cut in 8 wedges. Place one wedge in each bowl. Top with Yogurt Cream and strawberries. Serve immediately.

Yogurt Cream

  1. Line a strainer with three layers of 100-percent-cotton cheese-cloth or a clean paper coffee filter. Suspend lined strainer over bowl. Spoon in reserved yogurt. Cover and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours. Discard liquid. Transfer thickened yogurt to a bowl. Stir in honey and lemon peel. If necessary, thin with a little fat-free milk. Makes about 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
8g Fat
41g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 262mg 6%
Folate, total 68.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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