Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake


This quick and easy strawberry shortcake recipe is a huge hit with everyone, not just those on special diets. Kids love it, too. Bring this gorgeously yummy dish to your next potluck and get ready for the compliments.

Here's the recipe:

Cake

1/4 C organic coconut oil

1/4 C whipped cream cheese

3 tsp. stevia powder

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups finely ground almond meal (also called almond flour)

1 heaping tsp. baking powder

1 large egg

Berry Topping

1 lb. fresh strawberries, sliced

4 tbsp. simply fruit strawberry spread

1 tsp. stevia powder

Whipped Cream

1 pint heavy whipping cream

1/4 tsp. stevia powder (optional)

Directions

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a non-stick 8 in round pan. Melt the coconut oil and place in a large bowl. Add the next 6 ingredients in the order they appear above. Mix by hand until well blended . Place dough in your greased, non-stick pan using wet fingers to spread the dough almost to the sides of the pan Bake for 20-25 min. or until edges are lightly brown and pull easily from the sides of the pan.

Cool completely. Use a metal spatula and carefully loosen the sides and bottom of cake from pan.Place a large serving plate over the the pan and flip to release the cake onto the plate.

Heat the simply fruit in a small saucepan with 1 tsp. stevia until it becomes liquid. Pour the mixture over the sliced strawberries and stir until well coated.

Use a large bowl to whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Add 1/4 tsp. of stevia and stir.

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To assemble, you can pour the strawberry mixture over the cake carefully and top with the whipped cream or put it together any way that looks appealing to you! Raspberries and blueberries will work in this dish too!

Nanci J. Bradley is a child and family educator, author, energy facilitator, family aerobics instructor and all-around fun-loving person. She believes in the power of sleep, lifelong learning, healthy eating, fun, and more than anything else, PLAY! She studied early childhood education at Triton College and received her BA in education from Northern Illinois University in 1986. She received her MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College in 2011. She lives and teaches in Madison, WI.

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