Mini Angel Food Strawberry Shortcakes


These adorable strawberry shortcakes are made with mini angel food cakes. These single-serve desserts are perfect for a picnic or party on a warm summer day.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
12 servings



  • ½ cup cake flour

  • ½ cup superfine sugar, divided (see Tip)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 6 large egg whites, at room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar


  • 1 pound strawberries, trimmed and chopped

  • 3 tablespoons superfine sugar, divided

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. To prepare shortcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Stir flour, 1/4 cup sugar and salt together in a medium bowl. Place egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Add 1/4 cup sugar and beat on high speed until medium peaks form. Sift the flour mixture over the egg-white mixture. Using a rubber spatula, fold the wet and dry ingredients together until just combined.

  3. Divide the mixture among the cups of an (unsprayed) regular muffin tin. They should be full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in a cupcake comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a rack until completely cool.

  4. Meanwhile, to prepare filling: Stir strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar together in a medium bowl. Let stand until juicy, at least 20 minutes. Place cream in a large metal bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

  5. To assemble shortcakes: Run a knife around the outside edge of the shortcakes, then remove them from the pan. Cut the shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the strawberries (and juices) over each shortcake bottom and dollop about 2 tablespoons of the whipped cream on top. Replace the shortcake tops.


Tip: Superfine sugar is sugar that dissolves instantly. It is available in the baking section of most supermarkets, but if you can't find it, process regular granulated sugar in a food processor or blender until ground very fine.

To make ahead: Store the shortcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 shortcake
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 8g 16%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Vitamin A 299IU 6%
Vitamin C 22mg 25%
Folate 21mcg 5%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 9mg 2%
Potassium 131mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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