Cakespy: Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake


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Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) drops by every week to share a delicious dessert recipe. —The Mgmt.


[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

I'm not going to say that Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake is a million times better than regular Strawberry Shortcake. But I am pretty confident in saying that it's at least a hundred times better.

It's a beautiful balancing act: the holey rounds of lightly crispy fried dough act as perfect bookends for the filling of light-as-air whipped cream and juicy strawberry slices. The doughnut slices absorb just enough of the whipped cream so that the flavors combine, making for bite after perfect creamy bite. The strawberries cut through the richness of the cream, adding a pleasing fresh quality to every bite (and help give the impression of a slightly more virtuous dessert.) With fresh strawberries coming to markets in delicious abundance, it's the perfect sweet, late-spring treat, as tasty for breakfast as it is after dinner.

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About the author: Jessie Oleson is a writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book came out in October 2011; she is currently at work on her second book.

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