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Frozen Cheesecake Strawberry Shortcake Sandwiches Recipe

This fun twist on a strawberry shortcake recipe features low fat, healthy strawberry frozen cheesecake between two shortcakes! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • For the cheesecake filling:
  • 4 Oz Reduced Fat cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp Granulated sugar divided
  • 16 Oz Light Whipped topping divided (2 containers) *
  • 1 Cup Strawberries diced
  • For the shortcake:
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cups Whole wheat pastry flour 80g
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp 2% Milk

Instructions

  • To make the cheesecake:
  • Line a muffin tinwith tinfoil and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the 1 cup of diced strawberries with 1 Tbsp of granulated sugar and set aside to let them get nice and juicy.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 2 Tbsp of granulated sugar, using an electric hand mixer, until well combined.
  • Stir in 4oz of the thawed whipped topping (put the rest back into the refrigerator until ready to assemble the sandwiches) until well combined.
  • Stir the diced strawberry/sugar mixture into the cheese cake and gently fold until the strawberries are well dispersed.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, only about 1/2 of the way full. Please note that this will may only fill 10 or 11 of the muffin holes, depending how big your muffin tin is.
  • Cover with tinfoil and place into the freezer until frozen, at least 4 hours to overnight.
  • To make the shortcakes:
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside **
  • In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat again until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the salt, flour and baking powder and then add alternately with the milk into the creamed mixture.
  • Divide the mixture between the muffin tins (it will only fill about 8, so make sure to add a little water into the empty spots) filling only 1/4 of the way full.
  • Bake until lightly golden and a toothpick into the center of a cake comes out clean, about 13-15 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before assembling.
  • To assemble:
  • Carefully cut each shortcake in half, and spread a little bit of thawed whipped topping on the bottom half. Place one cheesecake on top and spread a little bit more cool whip on top of it.
  • Top with the top portion of the shortcake and DEVOUR. ***

Notes

You will not use all of the whipped topping, but using the remaining half of an 8 oz container to assemble the sandwiches doesn't give you a ton to play with. But, you can get away with it if you don't want to have leftover whipped topping.br]
*I just froze my cheesecake the night before, peeled away the tinfoil and then places all the cheesecakes on a plate back in the freezer, and used the same muffin tin to make the shortcakes. This ensures the shortcake is the same size as the filling
*** You can either eat them right away with a totally fresh shortcake, or freeze them and eat them later! Both are delicious.
TO DOUBLE: The original recipe called for double the amount of this, and I just thought 16 sandwiches was a lot. So, I played around with the recipe so I wouldn't have to tell you to use 1/2 an egg. If you want to double this recipe, do not double the egg (use 1 egg total) and use 1/2 cup of milk, not 2 tbsp. This will also get you closer to the consistency of a short cake, then a cupcake. But, if you want a cupcake consistency, you can just double this exact recipe too!
Shortcake adapted from [Taste of Home