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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... You all know I have a sweet tooth! I love ice cream, cake, cookies, chocolate, and all that junk. I'm not afraid to indulge, either. I have dessert every night.

My desserts used to look like this:

I ate as if it was going to be my last dessert EVER! (Because usually I vowed that it would be.)

But now I have come to the conclusion that there is no reason to stuff myself as if I will never get to eat dessert again. Because I WILL eat it again. I'm an adult, I can have dessert whenever I want. (What a concept!) There never needs to be a free-for-all... as if at some point the opportunity to have dessert is going to go away.

Nowadays, dessert looks more like this:

Still yummy, but not CRAZY!

For some reason I haven't been in the mood for ice cream as much as I used to be. Never fear, I have a new favorite yummy dessert!


Now, my favorite strawberry shortcake is the kind my mom made when we were growing up. She would make it with Jiffy Baking Mix. Then we'd pour sugar, milk, and strawberries all over it. It was so good.

I just started making my own version a few days ago. I use prepackaged angel food cake from Weis. Each little cake is only 70 calories and 16g of carbohydrates. I cut the cake up, pour 4 oz of milk on top, and finish it off with some sliced up strawberries.

It is DIVINE! It really satisfies my sweet tooth and it's a lot healthier than the ice cream cone pictured above! I'm sure I'll start craving ice cream again, but for now, I'm going to ride the strawberry shortcake train for as long as it lets me stay onboard!

When I looked at the nutrition label on the back of the angel food cake, I couldn't believe how low calorie and how low in carbs angel food cake is! I had to find out why! Was it a misprint? So I went to Google to get some answers!

Unfortunately all I could find was this article, which pretty much stated that since angel food cake is made with only egg whites (no yolks) and no butter, it is fat free. It's also pretty light, so a piece may look big to the eye, but since it's not as dense as other cakes, you're getting less calories.

Works for me!

What is your favorite strawberry shortcake recipe? 


  1. I do the exact same things with those angel food cakes! They are so good!

  2. I guess Weis is good for something! :)