Low Fat Raspberry Shortcake

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One of our family friends S had invited us to their place for dinner a few days ago. We had a great time family time chatting, laughing, eating and the kids had fun time playing, running around, jumping, fighting etc.

She treated us to hot and delectable Ragada Pattis. Thick gravy made with white peas, onion is cooked with aromatic spices, herbs and then poured over Potato patties/ tikki along with tamarind chutney and then garnished with raw chopped onions. This is very filling and is a complete meal by itself.

At the end of it all, for dessert she served us light and delicious low fat strawberry shortcake. Low fat dessert shell (cake) topped with chopped strawberry and whipped cream.

This reminded me so much of the heavily loaded “Strawberry Shortcake” that Dear Husband and I used to have at Braum’s many moons ago, but this was a much healthier and lighter version. I have made some modifications and here is my version.

This is my contribution to AFAM- Raspberry hosted by Dee of Ammalu’s Kitchen.

I do have to admit here that while capturing this picture, I was low on the ice cream and also the ice-cream was absorbed in the dessert shell/cake very fast. Hence serve immediately after assembling. ( see the method below).

Ingredients (serves 2 people)

  • 2 dessert shells (this is actually a low fat cake and is available in the regular grocery)
  • 5-7 raspberries (substitute with strawberry or any other fruit)
  • 2 scoops ice-cream (any flavor, I used low fat vanilla ice cream/substitute whipped cream)
  • 2 tsp sugar (optional)

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  • Chop the fruit (strawberry/raspberry) that is being used into small pieces. I did not chop the fruit and served as it.
  • Optionally add little bit of sugar to the chopped fruit and keep aside.
  • To assemble, take a dessert shell on a serving plate.
  • Add a scoop of ice-cream, top with the choice of fruit.

 Serve immediately else the ice-cream will be absorbed by the cake/dessert shell. 

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17 comments for “Low Fat Raspberry Shortcake

  1. May 15, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Came here to look for Tausha idlies recipe on my “off blogging” day(:D) and I have got an eyeful of this treat. Looks delcious, wonderful with Raspberries and a great entry!:))

  2. May 15, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Nice twist on shortcake, RC! Delicious entry for AFAM! :)

  3. Uma
    May 16, 2008 at 10:42 am

    What a great dessert! lovely shortcake and a great entry for the event.

  4. May 16, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Hey RC, how have you been? That is such a great idea for parties and looks so elegant too…

  5. May 16, 2008 at 9:50 pm


  6. Dee
    May 17, 2008 at 1:12 am

    RC, First of all. Im really impressed with the methodical , crisp writing, I must say!! Love your blog, I have been through each and every post at this ungodly hour , Its 12.11am in AZ… Thankyou for participating in the event.The raspberry short cakes , that too low fat ( whistle!!) look delicious!! Thanks once again!

  7. May 17, 2008 at 2:40 am

    lovely dessert.. nice entry for the event.

  8. May 17, 2008 at 6:43 am

    looks lovely,nice entry

  9. May 17, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Wow RC, These look so srumptitous.Nice and quick dessert.

  10. May 17, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    delicious :)

  11. Seema
    May 17, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Nice one RC!! Simple one yet super delicious!! Locvely photo! Ragda pattice at friends place – long since i made it….

  12. May 17, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    this one looks blissful

  13. May 19, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    wow, that looks super simple and super tasty! nice one RC:) where did u get the dessert shells from? and is there a specific name?

  14. May 19, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Hey … very nice site … I have been adding some recipes to my blog space also … do visit: http://blog.felinemusings.com

  15. May 19, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    today i saw these dessert shells in the market and didnt know what shud i do them, after this recipe, i think i am going back to buy them

  16. May 20, 2008 at 1:02 am

    RC, looks just too yummy..what a lovely way to eat those berries!…

    and you don’t visit me..bhooooho…:)..kidding..was checking on the links on the side!…hope you have some rotis ready for me!

  17. May 20, 2008 at 5:40 am

    Really liked the picture. Dessert and low fat? Nothing could be better. Well maybe low fat chocolate?

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