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Keto Strawberry Shortcake

4 Stars (1 Reviews)
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Everyone will love this old fashioned summertime classic keto dessert! This keto strawberry shortcake recipe starts with a gluten-free shortcake and layered with homemade whipped cream and fresh juicy strawberries.

Strawberry Layer Ingredients

  • 8 oz fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon monkfruit sweetener or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Shortcake Layer Ingredients

Whipped Cream Layer Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Keto Strawberry Shortcake Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom of two 6-inch cake pans with greased parchment paper cut into circles to fit the bottom of the pan. Can use one 8-inch cake pan for this recipe as well.
    a red led light temp gauge on an oven heated to 350 degrees
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, mix together strawberries, 1 tablespoon monkfruit sweetener and lemon zest. Set aside.
    sliced strawberries, monkfruit and lemon zest in a clear bowl
  • 3
    In a small bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
    whisking dry ingredients in a bowl
  • 4
    In a large bowl, whip together eggs and egg white until foamy. Then add 1/2 cup monkfruit and beat until mixture has thickened and is pale in color (about 3-5 minutes).
    frothy egg mixture on a spoon over a bowl
  • 5
    Gently fold in dry ingredients, followed by heavy whipping cream, melted butter and vanilla extract.
    keto cake batter in a bowl with a pink spatula with hearts on it
  • 6
    Pour shortcake batter evenly into prepared cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes if using two 6 inch cake pans or 20-25 minutes if using one 8 inch cake pan. Remove from oven. Let cool for several minutes until you can handle the sides of the pan before loosening the cake from the sides of the pan. Flip cake over onto a wire rack to cool completely. If making one large cake, slice cake in half horizontally once it has cooled.
    keto cake flipped over on top a wire rack
  • 7
    To prepare the whipped cream layer, add heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract to a medium bowl. Whip until stiff peaks form.
    thick, creamy homemade whipped cream in a glass bowl
  • 8
    Once the shortcake has cooled completely, assemble the strawberry shortcake. Place one shortcake on a serving plate. Followed by a layer of 1/2 the strawberries. Top with 1/3 the whipped cream. Repeat layers. Do a final topping of whipped cream on top.
    spreading whipped cream on top strawberry layer

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Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

sliced of low carb strawberry shortcake on a small plate with a whole cake on a cake stand in the background

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?

fresh ripe redstrawberries in a collander 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 acheive 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 preferance 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.

fluffy homemade keto whipped cream spread on top shortcake with a strawberry on top

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!

two layers of keto biscuit shortcake with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream assembled on top on a white plate

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!

a slice of keto strawberry rhubarb cake on a white plate with a whole cake in the background and strawberries

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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