Mini Toasted Strawberry Shortcakes

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
1 hr

Yield:
24 shortcakes
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped strawberries, plus 24 whole small strawberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 store-bought angel food cake
  • 1 large pasteurized egg white
  • 1/4 cup marshmallow cream, plus more for topping
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
Directions

Toss the chopped strawberries, vanilla and 4 tablespoons sugar in a bowl. Set aside until syrupy, about 30 minutes.

Trim off the tops of the whole strawberries. Cut the cake into 1/2-inch-thick slices, then use a 1 1/2-inch-round cookie cutter to cut out 24 rounds.

Beat the egg white, marshmallow cream, lemon juice, salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with a mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form (the mixture may separate before coming together), about 5 minutes.

Dip one side of each cake round about halfway into the strawberry syrup and transfer to a baking sheet, syrup-side up. Spoon some of the chopped berries in the center. Top with a dollop of marshmallow cream.

Swirl the tip of each whole strawberry in the meringue. Press a strawberry, cut-side down, into the marshmallow cream on top of each cake. Toast the meringue with a kitchen torch or broil until golden, rotating as needed. Serve immediately.

Photograph by Levi Brown


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