Lowfat Glazed Strawberry Shortcake Chad's Recipe

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A healthier version of strawberry shortcake. Low fat desserts never tasted this good! When Chad called me to do another guest post he said "Mom we have to make a collection of healthy desserts by adapting the old ones".


Chad just loves dessert but being a body builder, it's a no no. When he does have to treat himself with his dessert craving, he continues to replace the ingredients from our older recipes with healthier ingredients and adapts them to a heart healthy low calorie version. This is a keeper for me.
Chad is all about eating healthier.

He shops for fat free natural and organic foods at health food stores.
Thanks Chad, this series of desserts is going to be fun!

1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup canola oil or other with non trans fat oil

3/4 cup fat free milk or 1% milk

6 cups fresh (organic preferred) strawberries cleaned, sliced toss with sugar free syrup

2 or 3 tablespoons sugar free syrup (there are several flavors you can choose at a health store) or use sugar free jam heated for 10 seconds in the microwave

1 deep dish pie pan or round 8 or 9 inch cake pan

1 cup of fat free whipped topping, we used a hand blender with 1 cup of 1 % milk, whipped until light and fluffy

Mix flours, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar together. Using a fork add margarine or oil. Mix until looks like crumbs. Add milk, stir till moistened. Put this mixture on a kneading board and knead 6 times making a round mound. Place into a parchment lined baking cake or pie pan or lightly sprayed with cooking oil, the whole rounded mound.
These are rolled then cut out with a round biscuit cutter, makes 6 large or 8 small

The one we made tonight is one large shortcake, you can also roll the dough (or you can make them in

6 to 8 cut out 1/4 inch thick individual biscuits) Chad likes to save time. Bake 400 in the middle part of the oven racks on parchment paper or an oil sprayed prepared pan. Bake until toothpick is clean in the center around 15 to 25 minutes. Cool, you can then split and fill with strawberries or place glazed strawberries on top with whipped 1 % milk around 1 cup or non dairy whipped fat free topping.

Note: 1 medium slice of shortcake has 225 calories with 5 grams of fat.


  1. Lovely healthy cake. I am a fun of organic and fresh food and this cake is just my cup of tea! Have a good weekend! xx

  2. When I see strawberries I'm in ecstasy! It looks amazing ^_^ Bye, have a great we

  3. Chad does have a great idea and this does look like a amazing first! Sometimes we do need to let natural flavors do their thing without all the extra fat and calories. I so love the natural thing going on here, lovely dessert. You two enjoy the weekend!

  4. We are fresh berry fans and this sure looks light and delightful!

  5. Great recipe Chad...and gorgeous as well!

  6. I've been searching for lighter desserts to make! This is awesome with strawberries coming into season here. And Chad is cute posing with his creation!

  7. Your Chad is a doll! And what a delicious looking shortcake...with strawberry season approaching here, I am happy to have a healthier version to try! Thank you both~

  8. Claudia-I love your son Chad's version of the shortcake recipe!
    He did a fabulous job on it, and decorated that one huge cake so pretty, and creative!
    He is so handsome, and cute, posing with his creation:DDD
    What a WINNER...love the great photos with a glimpse of your home in the background!

  9. Loving this shortcake. And Chad is a total cutie. Great job giving this a redo.

  10. I am obsessed with strawberries right now. And I love strawberry shortcake so this is a great recipe to have on hand!

  11. There's just something about a cute guy holding a dessert... :) I love strawberry shortcake and this looks fantastic. Who needs all those extra calories?!

  12. yum! the organic strawberries appear to be bursting with flavor and the shortcake looks fantastic - perfect spring treat

  13. These look way too decadent to be lowfat!! Excellent recipe :)

  14. Made these last night! Superfab!

  15. You never go wrong with strawberry shortcake such a classic and perfect for using fresh berries. I need a serving of this dessert now yummy!


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