Bite into summer with delicious Keto Strawberry Shortcake!
After an unusually long winter (am I the only one who feels this way?), summer is FINALLY on its way. We’re currently in the transition period between spring and summer – I’m trying to make summer speed up so, naturally, my kitchen has been full of all kinds of keto summer dessert recipes that I’ve been testing.
The best keto summer dessert so far? This Keto Strawberry Shortcake.
Keto Strawberry Shortcake is a play on traditional strawberry shortcake which is typically made with a base of poundcake, which is not keto-friendly.
Keto Strawberry Shortcake is actually made with just a handful of ingredients, most of which you’ll likely have in the cupboard if you frequently bake keto desserts. The keto poundcake replacement is made with almond flour, erythritol, xantham gum, baking powder, egg, and vanilla.
The best time to make this Keto Strawberry Shortcake is during strawberry season. While you CAN make this recipe with frozen strawberries it feels almost like a sin to do so. Keto Strawberry Shortcake just tastes better with freshly picked berries.
The portion of this recipe is just perfect for 3 personal-sized keto desserts, though I should warn you that there’s a high probability of you wanting to keep them all for yourself.
How To Make Keto Strawberry Shortcake:
1) Begin by preheating over to 350 degrees
2) Mix almond flour and Erythritol in a bowl with baking powder and xantham gum.
3) Stir in beaten egg and vanilla. Let the mixture sit for one minute.
4) Pour the batter into a greased ramekin and bake for 15-20 min
5) In a separate bowl, mash strawberries and Erythritol into a thick sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use.
6) Remove cake to a cooling rack for 30 min
7) Mix heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add in Erythritol
8) Slice cake into thirds
9) Top each with the strawberry mixture and several dollops of the whipped cream
How Should I Serve Keto Strawberry Shortcake?
Keto Strawberry Shortcake is best served after the cake portion cools but is still warm. I like to bake it just before dinner so that it’s fresh but still cool when it’s time for dessert.
What Variations Can I Make to Keto Strawberry Shortcake?
This is the only variation I’ve tried and I would not recommend adjusting the ingredients too much, though you can switch out the sweetener to Sverve in the final step. You could also adjust this to use different berries instead of strawberries.
How Should I Serve This Keto Strawberry Shortcake?
While this keto summer dessert is best when served immediately, you can store it for up to 2 or 3 days. Keep the cake in an airtight container at room temperature and the strawberry topping in the fridge. The whipped cream is best made right before serving.