These Coffee Strawberry Shortcake Bites are such a fun summer BBQ dessert! No utensils required to eat them!
The deep coffee flavor in the shortcake and glaze combined with the freshness of the strawberries on top is a flavor match that will keep you coming back again and again for one more bite!
This Coffee Strawberry Shortcake Bites recipe was originally created in collaboration with The Bean Coffee Company for Instagram! Visit my page to check out the video tutorial!
Main Supplies Needed:
- A 9 Inch Square Pan
- Parchment Paper
- A Hand Mixer
- A Cooling Rack
- A Baking Sheet
Servings: 36 Bites
- 5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
- 1/2 Cup Cane Sugar
- 1 Egg, room temperature
- 1.5 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1.5 Tbsp Coffee Grounds
- 2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 Cup Milk, low fat
- 1 Cup + 1 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Strongly Brewed Coffee
(If you like things sweeter, feel free to make a bit more!)
- 18 Fresh Strawberries, halved
Preheat the oven to 350º and line a 9 inch square pan with parchment paper
Melt the butter in the microwave in a large, microwave-safe bowl, then stir in the sugar with a fork
Stir in the egg with a fork
In a second medium bowl, also with a fork, combine the flour, coffee grounds, baking powder, and sea salt
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and beat with a mixer on low (the mixture will be clumpy)
Add in the milk and beat again until fully smooth, but not overly mixed (the dough will be wet and slightly sticky)
Spread out the batter in the pan, stopping a little ways before the edges (it will expand) and bake for 20-21 minutes
The cake will be slightly bouncy yet dense
Pull the cake out of the pan using the parchment paper, and transfer it onto a cooling rack
While letting the cake fully cool, create the glaze
Stir together the powdered sugar and brewed coffee and set aside
Chop the cake into bite-sized pieces (about 36)
Wash and halve the strawberries
Top each cake bite with a berry, attaching them with a toothpick, placing them on a flat surface like a baking sheet
Drizzle with the glaze
Let the glaze solidify (30 minutes – 1 hour)
Serve and enjoy!
[These bites are best served fresh for texture, but can be stored airtight in the fridge if needed!]
Ingredient recommendations linked!