Lemon Ginger Strawberry Shortcake Cups

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Lemon Ginger Strawberry Shortcake Cups - made with lemon ginger pound cake!

 There is something about Strawberry Shortcake that brings back vivid memories of my childhood….of hot summer days, park & rec baseball games, our backyard at dusk, and the promise of a delicious end to the night! My mom used to make fresh shortcakes using Jiffy mix, and she would top them with sliced powdered sugar-sprinkled strawberries and vanilla ice cream. It was, and still is, one of my very favorite desserts!!

Lemon Ginger Strawberry Shortcake Cups - made with lemon ginger pound cake!

It should come as no surprise that I have a major sweet tooth….and for those of you who are like me, you know that a sweet tooth is not something that develops overnight! Dessert time has always been like a little taste of heaven to me….and it’s something I still treat myself to daily. Of course, I like to mix things up and put my own spin on them….but one thing I can guarantee is, if I’m eating it, it’s delicious!! (After all, it has to be worth it!!)

Lemon Ginger Strawberry Shortcake Cups - made with lemon ginger pound cake!

Well, when I saw a recipe for Lemon-Ginger Pound Cake in the April issue of All You Magazine, it looked like something that just might be worth it. And something that would definitely be perfect for spring. So I made it, and I tried it, and….sure enough….it was DELICIOUS!

Lemon Ginger Strawberry Shortcake Cups - made with lemon ginger pound cake!

Of course, being who I am, I couldn’t just leave the recipe alone….and with the weather warming up, my mind turned to none other than strawberry shortcake! Not only is strawberry shortcake something that everyone LOVES, but I just knew the lemon ginger pound cake would be the perfect substitute for the Jiffy mix shortcakes of my childhood.

Lemon Ginger Strawberry Shortcake Cups - made with lemon ginger pound cake!

Just for fun, I added one more of my favorite ingredients – lemon curd – and the results were amazing! These little “shortcake” cups are the perfect treat for spring or summer, and I love that they start with a deliciously simple, homemade pound cake from All You! If you’re not familiar with All You Magazine, you should really check it out! It’s jam packed with recipes, projects, and money-saving tips for busy moms….ideas you’ll actually love (and use!) I got mine at Target, but it’s also available at Kroger, Safeway, Meijer, and Dollar General. While supplies last, get $1 off your All You Magazine purchase by clicking here!

Lemon Ginger Strawberry Shortcake Cups - made with lemon ginger pound cake!

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*The recipe for Lemon Ginger Pound Cake was printed in the April issue of All You Magazine. I made slight modifications to the recipe, which are noted within.

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Lemon Ginger Strawberry Shortcake Cups
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour (I used cake flour)
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ c. minced crystallized ginger, tossed with 2 tsp. flour (I substituted 1 tsp. ground ginger and omitted the flour)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ c. buttermilk
  • 20-24 strawberries
  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream
  • ½ c. + 2 Tbsp. lemon curd
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 10-inch nonstick Bundt pan.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, ground ginger and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine butter, sugar, and lemon zest and mix on medium-high speed until light, about 3 minutes.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  5. Add crystallized ginger (or additional ground ginger) and vanilla.
  6. Reduce mixer to low. Add one third of flour mixture, then half of buttermilk. Repeat, ending with flour mixture.
  7. Transfer batter to pan. Bake 60-70 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in cake comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto rack to cool fully.
Lemon Whipped Cream
  1. Combine heavy whipping cream and 2 Tbsp. lemon curd in a medium mixing bowl. Using chilled beaters, beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Shortcake Cups
  1. Cut a 1½ inch slice of cake into cubes. Fill a small mason jar (or other similar-sized dish) about halfway full.
  2. Top with 1 Tbsp. lemon curd, approx. 4 sliced strawberries, ½ c. whipped cream, an additional 1 Tbsp. lemon curd, and 1 whole strawberry.

 

Comments

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Thanks, Desiree! I LOVE the combination of strawberries and lemon, so to me it is a perfect summer dessert!

  1. says

    Ohhhh … lemon curd with strawberry shortcake! YUM!

    Can we talk for just a quick second about cake?!? Lemon Ginger Pound Cake?? Where has this been my whole life?? I am a lemon-lover, so this recipe is totally right up my alley! Can’t wait to make it! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Thanks, Gretchen!! I am a lemon-lover, too…..and this pound cake recipe was AMAZING!! And, of course, lemon curd makes everything better….right? :)

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Thanks so much, Mary! I fed my mom lemon curd this past weekend and she could NOT believe she hadn’t tried it before…..it really is just so good!!

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      I had never tried it before, Tanya, but it really does make the perfect base for this shortcake. A shot of lemon is JUST what strawberry shortcake needs! :)

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Thanks, my friend!! They would be perfect for a little spring or summer gathering….everyone loves strawberry shortcake, right??

  2. says

    Cathy, this combination sounds divine! I love layered desserts like this, and strawberry and lemon with that pound cake looks right up my alley!

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Thank you, my friend! I love making fun desserts when we have friends over and this one is DEFINITELY on my summer list!!

  3. Jamie+@+Love+Bakes+Good+Cakes says

    I love the idea of using a non-conventional cake in strawberry shortcake! :) I bet the lemon curd really makes it pop!!

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Ha! I am the same way with lemon curd…..it just makes everything better!! I’ve always loved strawberry shortcake, but let’s just say now I LOVE love it! :)

  4. says

    Love shortcake recipes! I still need to try lemon curd. My hubby isn’t a fan so it would be all mine. Which.. I think I’m ok with! lol. Great recipe :)

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