Strawberry Shortcake with Balsamic

Strawberry Shortcake with Balsamic

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"Here, low-calorie angel food cake picks up the smoke and char of the grill and is topped with strawberries soaked in balsamic vinegar and black pepper, an irresistible combination adored throughout northern Italy."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 141 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 227 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Combine strawberries, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and black pepper in a bowl; marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Grill the slices of angel food cake on the preheated grill until toasted, 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Transfer the cake to 4 dessert plates and top with marinated strawberries and the liquid and a spoonful of whipped cream.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • If using a grill pan or nonstick saute pan to toast the angel food cake, add 1 tablespoon butter.
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SunnyDaysNora
5/21/2012

Wouldn't make this again. The balsamic vinegar was extremely overpowering. I like the idea, but if I were to do something similar I would probably use more sugar and make a balsamic reduction rather than the way it is prepared in this recipe. The cake, however, was WONDERFUL on the grill. Did not take anywhere near 3 minutes on each side on a charcoal grill, though, so keep a close eye on it.