1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Low Fat Strawberry Shortcake

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


Low Fat Strawberry Shortcake
Juicy ripe strawberries and creamy light-whip topping sandwiched between tender, sweet shortcake biscuits make for a wonderful summertime party dessert or Valentine's Day treat. This recipe makes 12 shortcake desserts, but you can assemble the number you need and store or freeze the remaining shortcake.

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 4 cups light or fat-free whipped topping
  • 5 cups fresh strawberries, sliced


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Using a whisk, stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add buttermilk. Stir until just moist.

Turn out dough on to a nonstick mat or floured surface. Knead gently two or three times then flatten or roll to a 3/4-inch thickness. Using a round cutter or rim of a glass, cut 12 circles from dough, re-rolling scraps where necessary. Sprinkle a little sugar on top if you like. Bake on a nonstick baking sheet for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

When cool, slice each shortcake in half crosswise. Divide whipped topping and strawberries among shortcake bases and place cap of shortcake on top.

Makes 12 shortcake desserts.

Per Serving: Calories 210, Calories from Fat 40, Total Fat 4.3g (sat 2.5g), Cholesterol 11mg, Sodium 184mg, Carbohydrate 39.3g, Fiber 2.1g, Protein 3.3g

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
Low Fat Strawberry Shortcake, Member CMaclean

Simple and fabulous....the biscuits are amazing! So easy, and you can brag that they are homemade and healthy also! definitely going to be a favorite recipe!

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.