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Low Fat Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

 
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This shortcake is delicious, full of chocolate flavor, instead of whipping cream, we use drained low-fat vanilla yogurt, creates the same texture, but much lower in fat and calories, enjoy this tasty dessert!!

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

40

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

For the filling:
1 cup vanilla yogurt
low-fat
1 pint strawberries
hulled and sliced
*
3 ½ tablespoons sugar
For the chocolate shorcakes:
cup cocoa powder
cup sugar
cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
*
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ tablespoons cream cheese (reduced-fat)
1 ½ tablespoons butter
½ cup buttermilk
powdered sugar
for dusting, optional
*

Directions

For the filling:

Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. Spoon in yogurt and let drain in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Toss strawberries with sugar in a medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, until a syrup has formed, about half an hour.

For the chocolate shortcakes:

Position rack in the center of the oven, preheat to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Sift together flour, cocoa, ⅓ cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

Cut butter and cream cheese into the flour mixture with your fingertips until crumbly.

Make a well in the center and add buttermilk, stirring with a fork until evenly moistened. Drop 4 mounds of batter, about 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheet.

Shape the mounds into 3-inch circles and bake until the tops spring back when touched lightly, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack and let cool slightly.

For assembling shortcakes:

Slice the shortcakes into half crosswise with a serrated knife. Set bottoms on dessert plates.

Spoon the strawberries and syrup over the biscuits and add a dollop of the drained yogurt. Top with the tops, dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired.

Serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 157g (5.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 30921% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 151mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 19% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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