Want to make an easy low carb gluten free strawberry shortcake? Just add strawberries and a little whipped cream to a simple almond flour pound cake.
For me, pound cake is too plain. That’s why I like to dress it up with fruit and whipped cream. But, I’ve also been known to make a pretty good low carb blueberry pound cake.
One of my favorite ways to serve the delicious pound cake is as a base for a sugar free low carb gluten free strawberry shortcake. It’s a simple dessert that whips up in a jiffy.
Ingredients for the low carb strawberry shortcake
To make the low carb pound cake, I used the following ingredients:
- cream cheese
- low carb sweeteners
- lemon extract
- vanilla extract
- almond flour
- baking powder
To assemble the shortcake, I add in fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream. To make the whipped cream, I use a cream whipper.
How to make the gluten free shortcake with strawberries and cream
The pound cake is made first. And the batter is super quick to blend together.
In a large bowl, the butter, cream cheese, and low carb sweeteners are creamed together with an electric mixer (photos 1 & 2). Then the eggs are added one at a time (photo 3). The extracts are stirred in next (photo 4).
In a separate bowl, the almond flour and baking powder are combined. However, if you want to prevent getting another bowl dirty, simply add these right to the wet cream cheese mixture (photo 5) and then beat with the mixer (photo 6).
Once the dry ingredients are well blended into the wet mixture, the batter is then poured into a well greased 9×5-inch loaf pan (photo 7). It’s baked for about 50-55 minutes at 325°F until well browned (photo 8).
The pound cake should be cooled for 10-15 minutes before removing from the pan. Then, it should cool completely on a rack.
Once cooled, simply layer a slice of pound cake, strawberries, and whipped cream a couple times to make a stack (photo 9).
Tips for making a sugar free strawberry shortcake
Some would argue that this isn’t a sugar free treat as strawberries do contain natural fruit sugar. However, it’s a low sugar strawberry shortcake that’s suitable for any low carb eating plan.
It’s easy to go over board with portion size. So, I like to divide the loaf into sixteen equal slices and then use one slice to make each serving.
But you can make mini layered shortcake stacks and then cut them into smaller slices as well. Or, chop up the pound cake into cubes and layer it in a trifle bowl.
Either way you slice it, this is one tasty low carb strawberry shortcake. Give it a taste and I think you’ll agree!
Sugar Free Low Carb Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Enjoy this easy recipe made with a simple low carb pound cake loaf. And be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below.
Low Carb Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake
For Low Carb Pound Cake
For Strawberry Shortcake
- 16 strawberries
- sugar-free whipped cream
For Pound Cake
- Cream the butter, cream cheese erythritol, and stevia with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time; blend in the extracts.
- Mix the almond flour and baking powder; add to the egg mixture a little at a time.
- Pour into a well-greased 9×5-inch loaf pan at 325ºF for 50-55 minutes or until well browned.
- Cool 10 minutes, remove from pan.
For Strawberry Shortcake
- Slice two pieces of pound cake.
- Slice two strawberries.
- Place one sliced strawberry on top of bottom cake and top with sugar-free whipped cream.
- Repeat for top layer.
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Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.