When you have a basket of ripe strawberries, strawberry shortcake is one of the tastiest things that you can make with them. I find myself making strawberry shortcake all summer long, and I am always looking for a little twist to put on it, adding a new flavor or a new texture. One of my current favorite variations is for Strawberry Almond Shortcakes with Vanilla Yogurt Whipped Cream. The cake is moist and tender, with a strong almond flavor that really compliments the strawberries. The strawberries are macerated in vanilla sugar to highlight their natural sweetness and are served with a vanilla-kissed yogurt whipped cream that has a little more body than your average whipped cream.
This dessert is vanilla-heavy, and that is both because I love vanilla and because I put it together as a guest blog for my friends at Rodelle, which happens to make some of the best vanilla products that I’ve worked with. I’ve reviewed their extracts, which have some of the highest vanillin levels on the market, before and always get good results when I work with them. Of course, you can always make this recipe with other brands of vanilla, too.
My full guest post is featured on the Rodelle Blog, but you can skip straight to the recipe for Strawberry Almond Shortcakes with Vanilla Yogurt Whipped Cream if you already have your berries ready to go.