Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake

I don’t know how I came across this recipe for almond flour strawberry shortcake cake, but I’m glad I did. It was very easy to turn fully low carb with the substitution of Splenda for the sugar. I also changed up the icing a bit. It came out great! It’s  bit heavy, so smaller slices are definitely recommended. 

The Hubby gave it the stamp of approval as well, and believes that it would be a fine dessert to serve to anyone – even the non-low carb folks.

I think that baking it in little ramekins and assembling it as mini-cakes would be a nice way of serving it. Like tiny and individual strawberry shortcake cakes. 

Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Almond Flour
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Cake Batter
  1. 1 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  2. 1 1/2 cups Splenda
  3. 6 eggs, at room temperature, egg whites separated from the yolks
  4. 3/4 cup whipping cream
  5. 1/2 cup water
  6. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  7. ½ teaspoon almond extract
  8. 3 cups fine almond flour
  9. 1 cup coconut flour
  10. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  12. 1/3 cup toasted coconut
  13. 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
Other
  1. 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced ¼ inch thick (reserve some whole strawberries for the topping), soak in white rum
  2. 1/4 cup toasted coconut
Icing
  1. 2 cups whipping cream
  2. 1 cup whipping cream
  3. 1 package sugar free cheesecake or vanilla pudding
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. PAM spray two 9 inch round pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the coconut oil, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, vanilla bean seeds, and almond extract together until well combined.
  4. Add the cream and water and beat again until well incorporated.
  5. In another large separate bowl, whisk the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt together.
  6. Add the wet ingredients and half the egg whites to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  7. Fold in the remaining eggs whites and toasted coconut.
  8. Mixture will be on the thick side.
  9. Divide batter evenly between pans and spread out with a spatula to smooth the tops. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cake is golden brown, no longer jiggly in the middle and a tester comes out clean.
  10. Let cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to the fridge to finish cooling.
  11. Allow cake to cool in the fridge for at least an hour before removing from the pan and frosting.
Icing
  1. Beat the 1 cup of whipping cream and set aside. Do not sweeten.
  2. Beat the 2 cups of whipping cream with the pack of pudding. It will set very quickly.
Assembly
  1. Remove the cakes from their pans and peel off the parchment paper.
  2. Place one cake on a plate.
  3. Place half of the two cups icing mix onto the first layer and spread out.
  4. Place down a layer of sliced strawberries.
  5. Lay the other cake on top.
  6. Take the remaining half of icing and the one cup separated whipped cream and whip together.
  7. Put on the top of the cake, spreading evenly.
  8. Layer the last of the strawberries down.
  9. Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup of toasted coconut.
Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen
Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen
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ALMOND FLOUR STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CAKE

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