Strawberry Shortcakes With Balsamic Vinegar

Strawberry Shortcakes With Balsamic Vinegar
This 5-ingredient dessert is made for ease. Store bought pound cake gets a unique flavor boost from a quick grilling topped with sliced strawberries marinaded in balsamic vinegar.


  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4-6 pieces of angel food cake, cut about 1-inch thick
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • Whipped cream


  1. Mix the strawberries, balsamic vinegar and a pinch or two of freshly cracked black pepper in a small bowl and marinate for about 15 minutes.
  2. Butter the cut slices of the angel food cake with butter. Heat an outdoor or stovetop grill until hot and cook the cake slices on both sides until golden.
  3. Transfer the cake slices to serving plates and top with a scoop of the strawberries and drizzle with the marinade.
  4. Top with whipped cream and add more freshly ground black pepper if desired.

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