Quick Paleo Strawberry Lemon Shortcake-
A quick paleo strawberry lemon shortcake that is also low carb and simple to make.
Quick Paleo Strawberry Lemon Shortcake. A delicious, fast, single serve, creamy strawberry, lemon shortcake treat for the end of summer. I wanted to make one more recipe with strawberries before summer ends.
This one has a paleo and a low carb version. It can be made quick in the microwave, or baked in oven, for those of you who don’t have or use the microwave. I gave different options for people trying to avoid grains, dairy, starches, and nuts.
For some reason, this tastes like a lemon twinkie with strawberries. Also, if you are not a lemon lover, or just want a more traditional shortcake, then swap the lemon extract with vanilla extract, and leave out the lemon zest.
This recipe was adapted from my Quick Paleo English Muffin recipe that is also on this site at:Quick Paleo English muffins.
Recipe and directions are in the recipe box at the bottom of page.
Recipe and Directions:
- LEMON SHORTCAKE:
- 1 egg beaten
- ½ tbsp coconut oil or butter melted, where to buy coconut oil
- 2 1/2 tsp milk of choice: unsweetened almond or unsweetened coconut milk like this one
- 1 tbsp coconut flour like this one
- 1/4 tsp lemon extract ( organic GF kind), like this one, can use vanilla extract instead for non lemon version.
- 2 tsp lemon juice can omit for non lemon version.
- ¼ tsp lemon zest can leave out for non lemon version.
- tsp Sweetener of choice: 1 1/4 honey or 6 drops stevia + 1 tsp Swerve (erythritol) sweetener for low carb option.
- 1/8 tsp baking soda + ¼ tsp apple cider vinegar mixed in separate pinch bowl (starch free option), or can use ½ tsp baking powder instead.
- 3 strawberries sliced.
- ¼ tsp honey or 1/8 tsp granular stevia for low carb * optional, for sprinkling on berries, can omit if berries are ripe., paleo
- WHIPPED FILLING AND TOPPING:
- 1/3 cup coconut cream or heavy whipping cream.
- ½ tsp honey or 8 drops liquid stevia for low carb.
- ¼ tsp lemon extract or lemon juice
- ¼ tsp lemon zest.
- In small glass or ceramic ramekin or bowl (6 ounce works well), combine: melted oil or butter, beaten egg, milk of choice, vanilla extract, lemon juice, lemon zest, and sweetener of choice.
- Add sifted coconut flour to ramekin and mix in vigorously, scraping the sides of bowl.
- Combine in separate pinch bowl: baking soda and apple cider vinegar (will be very fizzy), or skip this step if using baking powder.
- Add baking soda-apple cider vinegar mixture to ramekin (or baking powder, if using that option) and mix in thoroughly.
- Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or bake at 400 for 12 minutes. Let cake cool a little. Use a knife between sides of cake and bowl and slide around to loosen (as seen in photo above). Remove from ramekin and let cool a little more. Use a long knife to cut in half sideways (as seen in photo above). Set aside.
- Put all whipped topping ingredients in a small bowl and use immersion hand blender or hand mixer to whip until whipped topping forms.
- Spread 1 tbsp of whipped topping on half of shortcake cake (as seen in photo above). Layer strawberry slices on top of whipped topping. Drizzle with optional honey or sprinkle with optional stevia. Place other half of shortcake, with rounded side facing up, on top of strawberry layer (as seen in photo above).
- Top the cake with another tbsp of whipped cream.
- Serve and enjoy.
NUTRITIONAL DATA FOR LOW CARB VERSION: CAL: 277, FAT: 23 g, CARBS: 7g / NET CARBS: 4.5 g, FIBER: 2.5 g, PROTEIN: 7 g, SUGAR: 2 g
NUTRITIONAL DATA FOR PALEO VERSION with HONEY: CAL: 315, FAT: 23 g, CARBS: 17 g / NET CARBS: 14.5 g, FIBER :2.5 g, PROTEIN: 7 g, SUGAR: 12 g