Strawberries with Lemon-Yogurt Cream over Poppyseed Cake

Strawberries with Lemon-Yogurt Cream over Poppyseed Cake

Looking for a luscious, healthy dessert that can be whipped up in under 10 minutes? Try combining a fruit-flavored curd with strained, Greek yogurt, spooning the yogurt over a ready-baked cake slice then topping with fresh berries.

“What’s that”, you say. “Healthy cake?” I discovered a frozen line of Amy’s organic cakes (next to their pizza’s), that’s not as processed and sugary as many other ready-made cakes I’ve tried in the past. It makes no claims on being low-fat or sugar-free, but eating this cake in moderation falls within my guidelines of a more healthy diet.

One serving is 200 calories and one serving was plenty for me–especially when combined with yogurt, curd and berries.

I was delighted to find the season’s first local strawberries at the Farmer’s Market which inspired this favorite, practically instant, dessert. I could have cut sugar and fat more if I’d substituted a sugar-free jam for the curd and used fat-free, instead of, 2% yogurt.

I’m providing a recipe but it’s so simple, you really don’t need one. Your favorite pound cake or angel food cake could substitute for the Amy’s, a jam or honey  could be substituted for curd, and any perfectly ripened berry could stand in for the strawberries.

Recipe: Strawberries with Lemon-Yogurt Cream over Poppyseed Cake


  • 1 (7 ounce) container of Greek strained yogurt, such as Fage (I prefer 2%)
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon curd
  • 1 pint of ripe strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 8-12 ounces prepared poppyseed, pound or angel food cake (I prefer Amy’s Lemon Poppyseed)


  1. 1. Whisk yogurt and curd together until creamy and emulsified.
  2. 2. Slice cake into 1/2-inch pieces. Spoon yogurt and curd over cake and top with strawberry slices. Serve.

Time: 10 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4

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