Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Strawberry-Lime Shortcakes with Coconut Cream

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LOVE this recipe. Super easy and de-lish. It's basically strawberry shortcake..."island style."

Strawberry-Lime Shortcakes with Coconut Cream
Angelfood or Pound Cake
4 cup sliced fresh strawberries
½ cup white sugar
4 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)

For the Coconut Whipped Cream:
1 cup whipping cream
½ cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup toasted coconut

Mix sliced strawberries, sugar, and lime juice. Stir well and set aside. Stir occasionally over about 15 minutes. You want the sugar to dissolve and form a light syrup.
For the cream, place whipping cream in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer for about one minute. Slowly add in powdered sugar, and both extracts. Continue beating until soft peaks form.
Slice cake and spoon a layer of strawberries on top. Include the lime-syrup! Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with coconut.
This serves about six, but it could be more or less depending on how what size you make them.
{Serve them with a quarter of lime so those that want to can add an extra kick of lime.!}
{Also, use this coconut cream on LOTS of stuff!}

Recipe Source: Our Best Bites

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