Iain Bagwell
YieldsServes 8Total Time32 mins
You'll need 32 bamboo skewers (each 8 in.); there's no need to soak them before they go on the grill, because they won't char with such a short cooking time.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Beat whipping cream, crème fraîche, sugar, and zest in a bowl with a mixer until thick enough to hold a soft shape. Chill.

Step 2
2

Cut cake into parallel slices 1 1/2 in. wide, then cut slices into 32 chunks, each 1 1/2 in. Save remaining cake for other uses.

Step 3
3

Heat grill to medium-low (300° to 350°). Put strawberries in a large bowl. Microwave jam in a glass measuring cup until bubbling, about 30 seconds. Using a pastry brush, dab hulled insides of berries with jam, then brush remaining jam over berries and turn gently to coat all over.

Step 4
4

Hold a pair of bamboo skewers so they're slightly separated and thread a chunk of cake onto them, then a berry crosswise, then another chunk of cake and another berry. Repeat to make 15 more kebabs.

Step 5
5

Grill kebabs, covered, turning once with tongs, until grill marks appear, 3 to 4 minutes; cake should release from grate when it's toasted, but if not, nudge with tip of tongs. Serve with cream mixture.

Step 6
6

Make ahead: Through step 4 up to 2 hours, covered and chilled.

Step 7
7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1/2 cup whipping cream
 1/2 cup crème fraîche
 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  Zest of 1/2 lemon
 1 angel food cake (1 lb.)
 32 strawberries (2 lbs.), preferably about 1 1/2 in. wide, hulled to create a V-shaped hollow
 6 tablespoons strawberry jam

Directions

Step 1
1

Beat whipping cream, crème fraîche, sugar, and zest in a bowl with a mixer until thick enough to hold a soft shape. Chill.

Step 2
2

Cut cake into parallel slices 1 1/2 in. wide, then cut slices into 32 chunks, each 1 1/2 in. Save remaining cake for other uses.

Step 3
3

Heat grill to medium-low (300° to 350°). Put strawberries in a large bowl. Microwave jam in a glass measuring cup until bubbling, about 30 seconds. Using a pastry brush, dab hulled insides of berries with jam, then brush remaining jam over berries and turn gently to coat all over.

Step 4
4

Hold a pair of bamboo skewers so they're slightly separated and thread a chunk of cake onto them, then a berry crosswise, then another chunk of cake and another berry. Repeat to make 15 more kebabs.

Step 5
5

Grill kebabs, covered, turning once with tongs, until grill marks appear, 3 to 4 minutes; cake should release from grate when it's toasted, but if not, nudge with tip of tongs. Serve with cream mixture.

Step 6
6

Make ahead: Through step 4 up to 2 hours, covered and chilled.

Step 7
7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs