Monday, May 27, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Bake

It has been such a fun weekend! Ours has been filled with family, food & fitness. On Saturday morning, I taught step and then we met out-of-town friends for brunch. After a walk & nap, we headed to Josh’s parents for a yummy dinner. I made Maria’s chickamole dip as an appetizer:


We swam, ate & enjoyed time together. It was just wonderful!

Sunday morning, I got up early to put together a dessert for a party at my parents house. I wanted to make a strawberry shortcake bake. I sort of “winged it” and it turned out pretty darn good (recipe below):

IMG_4066 I also made a batch of cookies:


  We spent lots of time outside at my parents, it was such a beautiful weekend:


What have you been up to this longgg weekend? I am off to teach pump and then am hoping to get in more time outside!

Strawberry Shortcake Bake:


  • 1 1/2 lbs strawberries (cleaned and quartered)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or any other kind of milk)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 3/4 cups oats


Pre-heat oven to 350 F

In a large bowl, mix together strawberries and sugar. Let mixture sit while you prepare the “cake”

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, flaxseed, milk, and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Stir in AP flour, baking soda & oats. Mix until combined.  Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of a 9x 13” pan sprayed with non-stick pan. 

Bake for 8 minutes.

Remove base from oven, top evenly with strawberries. Drop remaining bits of cake over berries. Return to oven and bake for 20 minutes (until lightly browned). Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.


julie said...

love this! i'm so excited it's strawberry season haha i definitely maximized strawb consumption this weekend! i wish the weather was nice here but it was so crappy all weekend - what a waste! great recipe though - perf for a BBQ!

natalie@thesweetslife said...

love strawberry shortcake and these bars are so much easier!

Cait's Plate said...

Amazing!! I love, love, love baking with strawberries and this looks like such a yummy way to do it!

Caroline @ Broccoli Hut said...

That shortcake bake looks SO good! I like the addition of ground flax :)

Taylor @ liftingrevolution said...

Looks yummy! We hung out at my parents pool and enjoyed great food and family time! said...

Yum that shortcake looks divine!

Singerinkitchen said...


Stephanie said...

glad you had a nice holiday weekend girl! and that shortcake bake looks like the perfect way to kick off summer, yum!

onannasplate said...

Yum! Looks like a cross between strawberry short cake and a crumble! Glad you had a great holiday weekend!

Renee@Mykitchenadventures said...

Your strawberry dessert sounds and looks terrific. Perfect for right now since the strawberries have been so good! I spent the weekend traveling. Milwaukee to settle my daughter in for her summer internship and a stop in Chicago on the way home. Now I have a ton of "catch up" to do. :(

Annette@FitnessPerks said...

Mmmmmm strawberry desserts are so so good. :) I too love being outside--and most of yesterday & Sat was spent I could get a tan. hehe. Cute pic of you 3!

janetha said...

Ohhhh I love this twist on a classic! Yum. Hope the rest of your weekend was fab and that you have a great week! xoxoxo

Blond Duck said...

I made chocolate chip cookies too! I wish I'd seen your artichoke and white bean recipe earlier-- I had to make a dip for my sister's party yesterday and I wasn't happy with it!

wearenotmartha said...

I love the idea of a strawberry shortcake bake! It looks pretty and I bet it's fabulous! Glad you had a fun weekend :)


NewWeighofLife said...

That sounds delicious!

Heather Englund said...

This sounds so yummy and simple! Will be saving to try with ice cream :) Glad you guys are getting some beautiful sunshine. Ours will be here in a couple days I hope!

Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl said...

This dessert looks SO good!! I am pretty much all for any excuse to eat more berries!

kbelleicious said...

Ohh la la! I am thinking I like this better than the one i posted today! I truly love this idea