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The Best Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Vegan strawberry shortcake
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Yields
6 servings

Give this summer favourite a vegan spin! This easy vegan strawberry shortcake is made with homemade flaky and “buttery” scones, topped with sweetened strawberries and a dollop of fluffy vegan whipped cream. It’s sure to be your new favourite summer dessert.

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ingredients

Vegan scones

¾
cup soy milk, plus 2 Tbsp for a vegan “egg” wash, divided
1
Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1
Tbsp ground flax seeds
1
tsp vanilla extract
2 ¼
cups all-purpose flour
2
tsp baking powder
½
tsp baking soda
1
pinch kosher salt
½
cup cold vegan butter
2
Tbsp granulated sugar
1
Tbsp demerara sugar

Strawberries and whipped cream filling

1
lb fresh strawberries, halved and quartered
1
Tbsp lemon zest, plus more to garnish
1 ½
Tbsp lemon juice
1 ½
Tbsp granulated sugar
2
cups vegan whipped cream, store-bought (I like So Delicious Coco Whip)
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directions

Ingredients for vegan strawberry shortcake
Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Step 2

In a small bowl combine ¾ cup soy milk, apple cider vinegar, ground flax seeds, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Whisk and set in the fridge to keep cold until needed.

Step 3

In a large bowl combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.

Step 4

Cube the cold vegan butter and add to the dry mixture. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the dry mixture until the butter is pea sized. It’s okay if there are some bigger chunks of butter as this is what will give it those flaky layers.

Batter for vegan scones
Step 5

Using a rubber spatula, create a well in the centre of the flour/butter mixture. Pour in soy milk mixture from step 2 and granulated sugar. Mix until all the flour is mostly incorporated into a dough.

Step 6

On a floured surface turn out the dough and gently press it into a rectangle about 1 inch thick. Using a sharp knife or a bench scraper, cut the rectangle into 6 even squares. Place scones on a lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

Step 7

Once the scones have chilled in the freezer, brush the scones with soy milk and sprinkle with demerara sugar.

Vegan scones on a baking sheet
Step 8

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Once golden brown, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 9

In a bowl combine chopped strawberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, and granulated sugar. Gently mix until the strawberries are coated in the sugar.

Step 10

To construct, slice the scones in half, as if you’re making a sandwich. Spoon over the strawberry mixture on the bottom half, dollop some whipped cream, sprinkle with additional lemon zest and top with the top of the scone.

Vegan strawberry shortcake

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