Weeknights can be rough. There are a million things to do and never enough time to do them. I think this is especially true when it’s nice out – we usually end up cooking outside just so we can stay out longer. But…I like to have a little dessert every night. And that can be hard to do when I don’t want to be inside or using the oven. Enter the easiest drunken strawberry shortcake recipe you’ve ever seen.
I’m not technically sure if we can call this a shortcake since we’re cheating and using angel food cake, but stay with me here. When I created this dessert, I wanted something really simple that required pretty minimal prep work. Something you wouldn’t mind throwing together when a few friends (or the in-laws!) stop by. Something a little more refined than perfect Rice Krispie treats but simpler than brownies with peanut butter frosting. Also, I just really didn’t know what to call it if I didn’t call it drunken strawberry shortcake. So here we are.
You know how much I love Mazzotta Winery wines, and that’s what we’re using to make the drunken part of this drunken strawberry shortcake. I love how their fruit wines taste like the fruit they’re made with. Soaking strawberries in their Strawberry Wine is such a delicious combination.
It’s important to note than the Strawberry Wine creates an amazing flavor with the strawberries, but you want to drain off the extra wine when you add the berries to the cake. Sweet wines lose a little of their sweetness when they’re paired with something sweet. (How many times can I say the word ‘sweet’ in a single sentence?) So if extra wine soaks into the cake, it can actually lose some sweetness. But, when it’s soaked into the strawberries, it creates a burst of strawberry flavor.
You can even skip the angel food cake and just eat these drunken strawberries with some sweetened whipped cream. Use store-bought whipped cream if you want, I won’t judge. Ahem, I might have used some myself in these photos. This drunken strawberry shortcake is about easy, quick prep. The fewer steps, the better!
- fresh strawberries: washed, hulled, and sliced
- Mazzotta Winery Strawberry Wine
- angel food cake
- sweetened whipped cream, homemade or store-bought
- Put the strawberries in a shallow dish with a few tablespoons of the Mazzotta Winery Strawberry Wine. Stir it every few minutes for about 15-20 minutes, no longer.
- Top slices of the angel food cake with the drunken strawberries, and add a healthy dollop of whipped cream.
Thanks to Mazzotta Winery for sponsoring this post! All ideas and opinions are my own.