Lemon shortcake with plums recipe


Instead of individual shortcakes, this recipe is made into one large lemony shortcake filled and topped with glazed plums and whipped cream with mascarpone. It’s luscious and a little messy to cut, but a thing of beauty to bring out at the end of a meal.

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 25 Minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, cut up
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 7 plums, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup recipe Mascarpone Whipped Cream
How to Make It
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9×1½-inch round cake pan; set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, the ¼ cup sugar, the baking powder, lemon peel, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and egg, tossing with a fork just until flour mixture is moistened. On a floured surface knead dough by folding and gently pressing it just until dough holds together. Pat into pan. Brush top with the 2 teaspoons whipping cream; sprinkle with the 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes or until golden. Let cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine 1 of the sliced plums, the 6 tablespoons sugar, and the lemon juice. Cook over medium heat about 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in the remaining plums; let cool.
  3. To serve, remove shortcake from baking pan; split horizontally in half. Place bottom half of shortcake on a platter. Top with half of the Mascarpone Whipped Cream and half of the plum mixture. Add the top half of the shortcake, the remaining Mascarpone Whipped Cream, and the remaining plum mixture.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
430 kcal
Calories from Fat:
198 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
79 mg
347 mg
53 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
6 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not allfoodchef.com recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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