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Craig on July 13, 2014

Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake

Keto Recipes > Dessert

Yesterday, I posted the recipe for the Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. It seemed to have been a hit – and I’m so glad that so many of you tried and loved it! Today, we’re going to use that jam to make an absolutely epic strawberry shortcake. Between each layer of cake is a massive amount of whipped cream, strawberry chia seed jam (of course), and fresh sliced strawberries to give that elegant and classic look.

All in all, if you’re looking to impress someone, this would be a fantastic dessert. It takes a little time to put together, but the effort pays off tenfold in the end. The cake is slightly dry and crumbly, like I would expect with a traditional strawberry shortcake. The cream and jam, though, add that moist texture that you oh so need in a cakey dessert. The whipped cream finishes is all up with a rich, delicious, and airy texture that is just sublime.

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When I put my cake together, I poured 1 tbsp. of heavy cream over the bottom half and the top half of the cake. This soaked into the cake and made it a little more moist. Traditionally, the cakey part of a strawberry shortcake is a little bit more on the dryer side, so if you’re not a huge fan of a more crumbly cake, then you can do this also. Make sure that you spread it out evenly over the top of each layer before you spread on the jam and pipe on the whipped cream.

I served this up at a party I was invited to, and since the theme was for summer – this was the perfect thing to bring. None of the people knew it was a low carb strawberry shortcake, and I even had 2 people ask me for the recipe! That one is always a slight win in the book of keto-ers when people are asking you for the recipe. What’s been the best recipe you’ve taken to a party or get-together? Let us know in the comments below!

Yields 6 slices of Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake

The Preparation

Cake Ingredients

Filling/Topping Ingredients

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The Execution

1. Bring 1/2 cup butter and 3 eggs to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350F.

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2. Cream butter, using a hand blender. Then, add 1/3 cup Erythritol and 1/4 tsp. Liquid Stevia and mix again.

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3. Add 3 eggs and 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract to the butter mixture, then mix again.

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4. In a mesh strainer, add all dry ingredients over the wet ingredients: 2/3 cup Almond Flour, 1 scoop Unflavored Protein Powder, 1/4 tsp. Salt, 2 tbsp. Psyllium Husk Powder, and 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder.

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5. Tap the sides of the mesh strainer to sift the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients.

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6. Mix everything together until smooth and no lumps appear. Then, pour into a greased 7 1/2″ round baking dish and smooth it out.

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7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on the top.

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8. Once mostly cooled, use a knife so dislodge the sides of the cake from the dish, flip, and remove from the baking dish. Let cool fully.

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9. Slice 3.5 oz strawberries into thin slices. Then, slice the cake into 2 layers. Lay the strawberries around each half of the cake, then put 2 tbsp. Strawberry Chia Seed Jam on each half.

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10. Whip up the whipped cream with sweetener of your choice and dollop it between the 2 slices. Form the cake by placing one slice on top of the other, then pipe the rest of the whipped cream over the top of the cake.

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This makes 6 slices in total. Each slice comes out to be 340 Calories, 42.5g Fats, 4.6g Net Carbs, and 9.1g Protein.

Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake Calories Fats (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Net Carbs (g) Protein (g)
2/3 cup Almond Flour 422 37 16 8 8 16
1/2 cup Butter 800 88 0 0 0 0
1 scoop Unflavored Protein Powder 94 2 2 0 2 18
3 large Eggs 210 18 1.5 0 1.5 18
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract 6 0 0 0 0 0
1/4 tsp. Salt 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 tbsp. Psyllium Husk Powder 38 68 16 13 3 0
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder 1 0 0.5 0 0.5 0
3.5 oz Strawberries 32 0 8 2 6 1
1/4 cup Strawberry Chia Seed Jam 38.4 2 5.6 3.2 2.4 1.6
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 400 40 4 0 4 0
Totals 2041.4 255.0 53.6 26.2 27.4 54.6
Per slice ( /6 ) 340.2 42.5 8.9 4.4 4.6 9.1
Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake

This makes 6 slices in total. Each slice comes out to be 340 Calories, 42.5g Fats, 4.6g Net Carbs, and 9.1g Protein.

The Preparation

    Cake Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 scoop Unflavored Protein Powder
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Erythritol
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Liquid Stevia
  • 2 tbsp. Psyllium Husk
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • Filling/Topping Ingredients
  • 3.5 oz. Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Erythritol and Liquid Stevia to Sweeten

The Execution

  1. Bring eggs and butter to room temperature. Beat the butter until light in color, then add eggs, erythritol, and stevia and beat again until well combined.
  2. Sift dry ingredients over wet ingredients and mix again, then pour batter into a greasing 7 1/2" round baking dish. Smooth the batter with a spatula.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Then, let cool and dislodge cake by going around the outside of the cake with a sharp knife.
  4. Once fully cooled, cut the cake into 2 layers. Slice the strawberries into thin slices and lay around the cake in a circular pattern.
  5. Spread 2 tbsp. Strawberry Chia Seed Jam over each layer. Then, whip the cream with sweetener of your choice and pipe the top of one layer.
  6. Place the layer with no whipped cream on it on top of the other layer. Then, pipe the rest of the whipped cream onto the top of the cake.
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