Lemon Poppyseed Strawberry Shortcakes

A few weeks ago we had some new friends over for dinner. I needed a quick dessert I could assemble while they were over and so I came up with this idea. My favorite part about them is that they are individual sized so they are good for portion control! You can even make the cakes ahead of time (like I did) so assembly will be even faster.

Special Instructions: “Time required: 20 min”

Ingredients:
Lemon Poppyseed muffin mix (I used Martha White)
Strawberries
Heavy Whipping Cream
Agave Nectar (or sugar or honey)

Instructions:

1. Slice strawberries* thinly and place in a plastic container with a light drizzle of Agave nectar and toss. *If you don’t have Agave nectar, you can use a sprinkling of table sugar and get equally sweet results. Cover the strawberries and let sit in fridge for at least 24 hours so they can macerate.
2. Prepare a lemon poppyseed batter (this can be store-bought or homemade) and bake it in a baking pan for dessert bars.
3. Once the cakes are completely cooled, use a serrated knife to slice them in half horizontally.
4. Place bottom half on a place and add a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top.
5. Spoon strawberries on top of whipped cream and spoon a little of the syrupy liquid over them.
6. Place top slice of lemon poppyseed cake on top. (You can add another smear of whipped cream to the top slice before serving if you want.)
7. Drizzle a couple spoonfuls of strawberry syrup over the top of the cakes and serve.

*you could substitute different berries for this: raspberries, blackberries or even cherry’s would be good!

About Me: I’m a newly wed and a new transplant to the Sunshine State of Florida. Since moving here from Texas, I’ve rekindled my passion for cooking, lucky for my hubs, and I also enjoy daydreaming about the next vacation my husband & I will be able to take.

I’ve also used some newfound free time to get back into reading which has, coincidentally, has also helped me dive back into blogging on Becoming Bianca.

A few other things about me: I enjoy volunteering and serving others, riding my bike around the lake across the street, and sharing the gospel with my words and actions.

 

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