Strawberry Mojito Shortcakes


This recipe is unlike most slow cooker desserts -- these cakes are also made in a jar! Spoon the dough into jars, then place the jars in your slow cooker and watch this special slow cooker cake rise.

Strawberry Mojito Shortcakes
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
30 mins
Slow Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • cup butter, cut up

  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 cup sliced strawberries

  • 3 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon rum

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon snipped fresh mint

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Lightly coat six half-pint straight-sided canning jars with cooking spray. In a bowl combine the next five ingredients (through baking soda). Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; make a well in the center. In a bowl combine buttermilk and egg. Add the buttermilk mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.

  2. Spoon dough into prepared jars, filing about one-third full. Cover jars tightly with greased foil. Place jars into a 6-quart oval slow cooker. Pour 1 cup water around jars. Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in centers of shortcakes comes out clean. Remove from slow cooker; cool, uncovered, on a wire rack.

  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine strawberries, 3 tablespoons sugar, and the rum. Crush some of the strawberries. Stir in mint and lime zest. Cover and chill up to 2 hours. In a bowl beat whipping cream and 1 tablespoon of sugar until soft peaks form.

  4. Top shortcakes with strawberry mixture and sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional lime zest and/or small mint sprigs.


To make sour milk, pour 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice into a 1-cup glass measure. Add milk to make 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
19g Fat
47g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 472mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 29.3mg 147%
Calcium 131mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 142mg 3%
Folate, total 74.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
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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