Grilled strawberry shortcake



5 min


8 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 9 minutes
Grilled strawberry shortcake


  • 3 cups hulled and chopped ripe strawberries
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange liqueur , or orange juice
  • 283 g store-bought angel food cake , or 1 homemade angel food cake


  • Oil grill and heat barbecue to medium. Place strawberries in a very large foil pie plate. Stir in sugar and liqueur. Cover plate tightly with foil. Slice angel food cake into 8 wedges.
  • Place pie plate on grill. Barbecue, covered, 6 minutes, then push to side of grill. Arrange cake wedges on grill. Barbecue, uncovered, just until grill marks form, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove each wedge as it is done to a plate. Lift up a corner of foil from pie plate. Strawberries should still be chunky, but releasing enough juices to make a thin sauce. If necessary, re-cover and continue grilling until strawberries are saucy, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove from grill and discard foil. Spoon strawberry sauce over each wedge. Excellent with dollops of whipped cream or plain or vanilla yogurt and a sprig of mint.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 141,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31 g,
  • Fat
  • 1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 266 mg.

Dessert on the barbecue? Oh, yeah! Grilled strawberry shortcake means you don’t have to leave the grill and it takes just 9 minutes.