Spring may have just arrived, but I'm ready for the warm weather to stick around for good. And I know where many of you are it already feels like Summer -- in fact, T is living it up in SC with above 70 weather every day. I'm soo jealous and to think, this time next year I'll be soaking up that warm weather too. eek!
With warmer weather around the corner I find myself craving those light and fruity desserts that are perfect to get your sweet fix & easy to make. When it's warm out, I'm not crazy about cranking up the oven to 350 degrees and adding to all that warmth...my current go to? Strawberry Shortcake.
When I think about summers from my childhood several things come to mind, one of them is my mom's strawberry shortcake. And now I can see why she made it so often, it's beyond easy to make. And with my very own twist on her recipe I'm here to share a dessert that will be your go-to this summer for BBQs, pool parties, or just because when your sweet tooth won't let up...
2 qt. Strawberries
1/4 cup Sugar (add more to taste, depending on strawberry amount)
Angel Food Cake
1. Prep your strawberries. Remove green leaves, and cut into fours (or desired size). Place in Tupperware with 1/4 cup sugar, and let it sit in the refrigerator for several hours (overnight is recommended). You can add more sugar later if you want your strawberries even sweeter.
2. Time to layer. Cut angel food cake into squares, add strawberries, top with cool whip.
Seriously, so easy with little prep and more than worth the work. The toughest part is waiting for the strawberries to create their magic. ;)
Serving at a party? You can easily turn these into mini strawberry shortcakes and layer them in shooters or glasses. Or assemble in a trifle glass bowl.
This is one dessert that you can eat with your eyes first, and boy does it look delicious. Just pop a spoon in it, and you can bet your bottom dollar as soon as I finished taking these pictures...that strawberry shortcake was as good as gone.
What's a recipe that reminds you of your childhood? What is your favorite Summer recipe?
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