Fresh Strawberry Lemon Shortcake


Lemon zest and yogurt bring out the sweet flavors of this fresh strawberry shortcake.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 servings


  • 1 ½ cups sliced fresh strawberries

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk

  • 1 egg yolk, beaten

  • ¾ teaspoon lemon zest

  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar


  1. Combine strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar in a bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk milk, egg yolk, and 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest in another bowl; stir into crumb mixture until dough is moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 10 turns. Divide dough in half; pat or roll out into a 3/4-inch thick round. Transfer rounds to a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Split each shortcake in half horizontally.

  5. Mix yogurt, sour cream, agave nectar, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest in a bowl; set aside. Beat whipping cream in another bowl until foamy. Add 1 teaspoon sugar, continuing to beat cream until stiff peaks form.

  6. Arrange cake bottoms on dessert plates and evenly spread with yogurt mixture. Top each cake with 1/4 of the strawberries and 1/4 of the whipped cream. Place the cake tops over the whipped cream and cover with remaining strawberries and whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

738 Calories
34g Fat
99g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 738
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 477mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 76mg 379%
Calcium 292mg 22%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 454mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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