Fresh Strawberry Lemon Shortcake recipe

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1 ½ cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
¾ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons 2% milk
1 egg yolk, beaten
¾ teaspoon lemon zest
¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon agave nectar
½ teaspoon lemon zest
⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon white sugar

Nutrition Info

738.1 calories
carbohydrate: 99.1 g
cholesterol: 201.5 mg
fat: 33.5 g
fiber: 4.8 g
protein: 13 g
saturatedFat: 19.9 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 477 mg
sugar: 44.4 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Combine strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk milk, egg yolk, and 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest in another bowl, stir into crumb mixture until dough is moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 10 turns. Divide dough in half, pat or roll out into a 3/4-inch thick round. Transfer rounds to a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Split each shortcake in half horizontally.

  5. Mix yogurt, sour cream, agave nectar, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest in a bowl, set aside. Beat whipping cream in another bowl until foamy. Add 1 teaspoon sugar, continuing to beat cream until stiff peaks form.

  6. Arrange cake bottoms on dessert plates and evenly spread with yogurt mixture. Top each cake with 1/4 of the strawberries and 1/4 of the whipped cream. Place the cake tops over the whipped cream and cover with remaining strawberries and whipped cream.

Recipe Yield

2 servings

Recipe Note

Lemon zest and yogurt bring out the sweet flavors of this fresh strawberry shortcake.

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