Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Summertime and strawberries go hand in hand. Usually when the weather warms up and the sun is out, I like to make keto strawberry shortcake. It’s the perfect low carb dessert after dinner when the sun starts to go down and the summer breeze kicks up.
Keto strawberry shortcake starts with a thick biscuit like shortbread cake base that is topped with fresh juicy strawberries and homemade whipped cream. It will please everyone!
This recipe for keto strawberry shortcake is easy to make and the individual components can be prepped ahead of time and assembled when you want to serve it. This is an easy keto dessert to share with family and friends, so serve it at your next potluck or party.
Are Strawberries Keto?
Berries are a group of fruits that are allowed on the keto diet. Strawberries are a keto approved as they are naturally lower in sugar and carbs. How many carbs are in strawberries? They have 8.7 net carbs per cup of chopped berries.
Strawberries are delicious dipped in homemade whipped cream or sugar free chocolate. If you are a fan of red strawberries, try this recipe for Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Bars. This keto dessert recipe is the perfect combination of strawberry flavor and cream.
Cake Pans for Strawberry Shortcake
To make the keto strawberry shortcake you see in the pictures, I used two 6 inch cake pans. However, you can use a larger cake pan in the recipe too. I have used an 8 inch cake pan and added all of the batter to it. You will need to adjust the cooking time to longer, about 20-25 minutes.
If you make the shortcake in one large cake pan, you can still achieve the layered strawberry shortcake look by slicing the cake horizontally through the middle to yield two layers.
Keto Cake Ingredient Substitutions
On the keto diet, most people have a certain preference for baking ingredients – favorite keto flour, favorite sweetener, favorite fat, favorite thickener. Some people have food sensitivities and allergies as well, so not all keto ingredients will work for them. Some people need to avoid eggs or nuts. Here are some substitutions you can try if you can’t have one of the ingredients used in this keto strawberry shortcake recipe:
- Replace almond flour: Try substituting the almond flour for sunflower seed flour. You can use the same amount as it substitutes one to one with almond flour.
- Replace monkfruit sweetener: My favorite keto sweetener is Lakanto Monkfruit; however, you can use any keto sweetener in this recipe as long as it measures cup for cup like sugar.
Homemade Keto Whipped Cream
It is easy to make keto whipped cream. You only need a couple of ingredients – heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. You can also throw in a tablespoon of sweetener if you would like; however the strawberries and shortcake are sweet enough so the unsweetened keto whipped cream helps to balance it out.
Once your heavy whipping cream and vanilla are added to a bowl, beat the cream using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. You know you have stiff peaks when the mixture has thickend to a solid form and when you lift out your beaters, the whipped cream stands up and does not flop over.
Assembling Keto Strawberry Shortcake
Of course, you can assemble your keto strawberry shortcake how ever you please. I like to build a layer of the gluten-free shortcake followed by a scoop of the fresh, juicy strawberries macerated in monkfruit. And top it with a dollop of homemade sugar-free whipped cream!
Instead of building the shortcake, you can serve the three components – strawberries, whipped cream and shortcake – seperately and have your guests pile on as much toppings as they desire.
Keto Strawberry Shortcake Storage
Once you assemble the layers for this sugar-free strawberry shortcake, it’s best to eat it right away. However, you can prep up the components to the cake seperately. Then assemble when you go to serve the shortcake. Store the sliced strawberries and whipped cream in the refrigerator. For the shortcake, tightly wrap it in plastic wrap, then store in the refrigerator. This will prevent the keto shortcake from drying out.
More Easy Keto Summer Desserts
Keto strawberry shortcake is the ultimate summertime dessert! I like to serve it when we have BBQs or around the 4th of July. Here are some other easy keto desserts you should make this summer!