Grilled Strawberry Shortcake

December 13, 2017

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Grilled Strawberry Shortcake

  • Author: kelsey nixon
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



Lemon Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Shortcake and Glaze

  • 16 large strawberries, from a 1-pound package, hulled
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 store-bought pound cake, sliced into 1/2-inch slices


Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.

For the lemon cream: Beat the cream, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest in a mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Add the sour cream and then hand whisk until slightly more thickened. Place in a 1-gallon resealable bag, chill and set aside. This can be made ahead of time and kept well chilled until ready to use.

For the shortcake and glaze: Slide 4 strawberries onto each skewer. Mix together the sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.

Grill the cake slices using tongs until grill marks appear, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Follow by grilling the strawberries, flipping once, until grill marks appear, about 3 minutes. Transfer the strawberries to a cutting board and slice in half. Coat the strawberries in the glaze or brush on.

Build the sandwiches by putting lemon cream on one side of the cake, followed by 4 strawberry halves. Add another layer of lemon cream and top with the remaining cake slice.


Special equipment: 4 metal skewers

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