Strawberry Shortcake with Ladyfingers and Mascarpone for Mother’s Day

Strawberry ShortcakeMother’s Day is coming up and if you’re still trying to figure out what to get your mom, there’s nothing better than a gift you can make with your own hands. This super easy no-bake dessert is a cross between a typical strawberry shortcake and tiramisu because of the addition of ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese. And speaking of tiramisu, you can find an amazing, classic recipe right here on my site 🙂

Growing up my mom really enjoyed quietly cooking on her own in the kitchen. She loves simple recipes, so I decided to make her this incredibly simple shortcake for Mother’s Day this year (here’s last year’s Mother’s Day recipe). And if you don’t have access to agave nectar, then just use regular sugar. But I suggest to try it out as agave has a low glycemic index for a healthier alternative to traditional sugar.

Strawberry Shortcake ingredients

Cut up strawberries, then whip together cream mixture.

Cut up strawberries and mix with rum and sugars, then whip together cream mixture.

Layer the ladyfingers and top with strawberry mixture then cream.

Layer the ladyfingers and top with strawberry mixture then cream.

Strawberry Shortcake 2

Strawberry Shortcake with Ladyfingers and Mascarpone

  • 1 pint ripe strawberries, quartered or sliced
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 8-ounce container of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3-ounce package of ladyfingers
  • Combine strawberries, rum, agave and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a bowl. Let stand about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, combine remaining sugar and whipping cream in a large bowl. Beat until soft peaks form. Fold in the mascarpone cheese and vanilla.

    In a serving dish, evenly layer the ladyfingers, then strawberry mixture and top with mascarpone mixture and repeat layer.

    Total Time: 45 minutes
    Yield: 4 servings
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    3 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake with Ladyfingers and Mascarpone for Mother’s Day”

    1. Betty Ann @Mango_Queen May 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      Love this! I will make this for myself if no one makes me a Mother’s day treat ! Enjoy the weekend, Barb!

      • Barb May 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

        Thanks, Betty Ann! I would hope your boys would make you a treat on Sunday 😉 Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!

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