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Keto Strawberry Shortcake (Coconut Flour)

This keto strawberry shortcake allows you to enjoy a classic dessert minus the carbs. It’s an easy coconut flour strawberry shortcake that is low in carbs, sugar-free, gluten-free, and nut-free!

If there is one treat that always elicits excitement in our home, it’s a low-carb strawberry shortcake recipe. I can’t exactly blame them because anytime you combine strawberries, low carb cake, and whipped cream you have the makings of a great keto dessert. 

In an effort to keep things super simple for you, I baked the batter in a cupcake tin and then sliced it in half rather than make a shortcake biscuit. 

Although, I could have made these shortcakes using a more traditional keto biscuit recipe. I opted to use a keto coconut flour pound cake batter instead.

Mainly, because keto biscuits can be a little tricky and would require more steps.

Why complicate things when we can have an easy keto strawberry shortcake recipe that can be enjoyed anytime?

Keto Strawberry Shortcake

Keto Strawberry Shortcake made with coconut flour
Keto Strawberry Shortcake

I love making keto strawberry shortcake cupcakes because the presentation is elegant enough to share with your guests during a dinner party and yet casual enough to serve at a BBQ.

I’m confident that my recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household too. Although this is a strawberry shortcake recipe, you really could swap it for any low-carb berries.  

I’ve been known to use a medley of berries in this recipe and it’s always been received well.

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I’ve made my keto shortcakes by both slicing keto cupcakes in half or by baking the pound cake in a jelly roll pan and then using a cookie cutter to cut the cake into circles. Either way works perfectly. 

Strawberries are one of the first fruits to arrive in spring. They are also the most cultivated berry in the United States with the majority being grown in Florida and California. 

With advances in transportation and refrigeration strawberries can be had any time of the year in the States.

Although, nothing beats eating strawberries during strawberry season, with everbearing varieties we can now enjoy a keto strawberry dessert any time of the year. 

So feel free to have a low-carb strawberry shortcake that has only 3 net carbs and makes the perfect dessert!

prepared keto strawberry shortcakes served
prepared keto strawberry shortcakes served

Ingredients Needed To Make An Easy Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake

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keto strawberry shortcake ingredients
keto strawberry shortcake ingredients

The following are the ingredients you’ll need for a homemade strawberry shortcake that is perfect for anyone doing a low-carb diet.

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Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the post. The following are just the ingredients you’ll need.

Shortcakes

sliced strawberries ready to be mixd with sugar free sweetener and vanilla extract
sliced strawberries ready to be mixed with sugar-free sweetener and vanilla extract

Fresh Sugar-Free Strawberry Topping

Stabilized Whipped Cream

How To Make A Keto Shortcake

low carb strawberry shortcakes ready to enjoyed
low carb strawberry shortcakes ready to be assembled and enjoyed.

Strawberries: In order to get the strawberries ready they will need to be washed, hulled, and sliced. Then you basically just have to macerate your strawberries to draw out their flavor.

I do this by tossing my sliced strawberries with some sugar substitute, my favorite sweetener is monk fruit.

I like adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract that compliments the strawberry flavor.

I then allow them to sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes or in my refrigerator for up to 2 hours. Doing this allows the strawberries to create their own sauce. 

Shortcake: For this recipe, I opted to bake the cake batter in a cupcake in a muffin tin pan. I then sliced the cupcakes in half.

Because I wanted a nut-free option, I choose my recipe for Keto Cream Cheese Pound Cake (Coconut Flour)

If you prefer an almond flour strawberry shortcake recipe, you can opt to use our Keto Cream Cheese Pound Cake made with almond flour as the cake batter.

Keto Whipped Cream: Although you could use a whipped cream that comes in a can, I feel that nothing beats making homemade whipped cream.

Plus, it’s easy enough to make your own whipped cream by simply beating heavy whipping cream with some sugar substitute. 

I stabilize my whipped cream topping by adding a couple of ounces of cream cheese. This ensures that your whipped cream maintains its volume and stability. It is so worth the extra step in my book. 

Assembling The Strawberry Shortcakes

Assembling your keto shortcakes is super easy. You’ll start by slicing each cupcake in half, each serving of shortcake includes both halves.

I then place the bottom half of the cupcake on a plate and then spoon a couple of tablespoons of the strawberries that have had time to macerate.

Next, I add a couple of tablespoons of the prepared whipped topping. Then I add another tablespoon of strawberry topping before adding the top half of the cupcake.

For best results, assemble each strawberry shortcake right before serving.

Personally, I like to set my bowls of the prepared sliced strawberries and whipped cream along with the sliced cupcakes and let everyone make their own dessert. 

Best Sugar-Free Sweetener Options

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To make a sugar-free strawberry shortcake you’ll need to replace regular sugar with a sweetener that doesn’t raise your blood sugar.

My number one choice is Lakanto a monk fruit sweetener, because the texture and flavor are what I have found to be the closest to real sugar, and because the flavor fools your taste buds like nothing else I’ve found in the market. 

Having said that, I’m also partial to the brand Swerve which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto, it uses sugar alcohols and has 0%% impact on blood sugar.

Personally, I don’t like using stevia because I am sensitive to the aftertaste. But if that’s not the case for you, you could certainly use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for this cookie recipe.

However, if you go this route, you will want to use 1/2 the amount called for in this recipe since it’s much sweeter.

History Of Strawberry Shortcakes

We can trace the shortcake’s history as early as 1588 when it was featured in an English cookbook. 

The strawberry shortcake has become an American classic summer dessert even if it’s rooted come from England. 

When we think of shortcakes we automatically think of their strawberry and whipped cream topping but any berry would work. Especially when it comes to a keto shortbread recipe. 

Contrary to popular belief the term shortcake isn’t implying its small stature but rather the “short” refers to the large amounts of fat in the cakes. Since typically a biscuit was used.

Keto Pound Cakes

Since any cake that is dense enough can hold up to the toppings would work, I am including some of our other pound cake recipes. This will give you a few variations of keto shortcakes to enjoy.

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keto strawberry shortcake cupcakes served on a wooden board

Keto Strawberry Shortcake (Coconut Flour)

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This keto strawberry shortcake allows you to enjoy a classic dessert minus the carbs. It's an easy coconut flour strawberry shortcake that is low in carbs, sugar-free, gluten-free, and nut-free!

Ingredients

Shortcakes

Fresh Sugar-Free Strawberry Topping

Whipped Cream

Instructions

Cupcakes (shortcake)

  1. Allow your eggs, cream cheese, and butter to come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Grease a 12 cavity muffin pan generously with butter or line with muffin liners.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl combine your coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt. Set it aside.
  5. In a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer or a standup mixer beat together the room temperature butter, cream cheese, sugar substitute, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  6. To this butter and cream cheese mixture add the 8 eggs one at a time. Make sure to scrape the bowl several times. Note that due to a large number of eggs the mixture will not fully combine, this is normal once you add the dry ingredients to this wet mixture, and the ingredients will come together perfectly. 
  7. To the wet ingredients slowly add all the dry ingredients on a low mixing setting. Make sure to scrape the bowl a couple of times. 
  8. Note that the batter will be very thick and fluffy. This is the normal texture when using coconut flour exclusively in a recipe. 
  9. Overfill the muffin pan just slightly. The thick batter will not cause the muffins to spread. Slightly overfilling your muffin tins will create a nice muffin top.
  10. Bake the muffins for 30-35 minutes until lightly golden brown on the top.
  11. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick and if it comes out clean with just a tiny amount of cake crumbs your cake will be completely baked. 
  12. Allow your cupcakes to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before unmolding. Once your cupcakes are unmolded allow them to cool on a baking rake for 20 minutes before slicing them in half.

Strawberry Topping

  1. Wash, hull, and slice thinly your fresh strawberries.
  2. In a large bowl mix your sliced strawberries with the vanilla extract, and sugar substitute.
  3. Allow the strawberries to sit at room temperature to macerate for 15 minutes. This will cause the berries to produce their own sauce.

Whipped Cream Topping

  1. In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer at the highest setting mix the 2 ounces of cream cheese, vanilla extract, and the sugar substitute and 1/2 cup of the heavy cream. Blend until everything is well combined.
  2. Once this is fully combined. Add the remainder of the heavy cream.
  3. Beat on high with an electric mixer until soft peak forms and hold its shape.

Note: adding a little bit of cream cheese stabilizes the whipped cream and prevents it from collapsing.

Assembling The Strawberry Shortcakes

  1. Slice each cupcake in half. Each serving of shortcake includes both halves.
  2. Place the bottom half of the cupcake on a plate and then spoon one tablespoon of the strawberries that have had time to macerate.
  3. Add a couple of tablespoons of whipped topping.
  4. Next, add another tablespoon of strawberry topping before adding the top half of the cupcake.
  5. For best results, assemble each strawberry shortcake right before serving.

Notes

Store the cupcakes, strawberry topping, and whipped cream in the refrigerator separately/

Assemble each short cake right before serving to prevent the cupcakes from becoming soggy after the toppings are added.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 21.2gSaturated Fat: 12.2gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 4.2gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1.2gSugar: 0.9gProtein: 7.8g

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