Citrus Shortcake Recipe
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Citrus Shortcake Recipe

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This classic dessert gets an update when fresh berries meet the convenience of prepared whipped topping, individual sponge cakes and other packaged items. It's fast and delicious when time is short. Sometimes I use scones instead of shortcakes.—Ron Gardner, Grand Haven, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) lemon yogurt
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 4 individual round sponge cakes
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2-2/3 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 shortcake with 1/2 cup yogurt mixture and 2/3 cup strawberries equals 238 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and whipped topping. Place sponge cakes on dessert plates; drizzle with orange juice. Spread with half of the yogurt mixture. Top with strawberries and remaining yogurt mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Citrus Shortcake in Quick Cooking July/August 2004, p6

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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