Quick Paleo Strawberry Lemon Shortcake-
Quick Paleo Strawberry Lemon Shortcake is also keto, low carb, and super simple to make.
A fast low carb & paleo strawberry shortcake with cream & berries.
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 quickly in the microwave, or baked in the 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.
Making the quick & easy shortcake and slicing the berries.
Whipping the cream or coconut cream with lemon, sweetener, and lemon zest.
Layering the cream and berries on the shortcake.
Add shortcake half on top.
Garnish with whipped cream & berries.
The recipe and directions are in the recipe box at the bottom of the page.
Recipe and Directions:
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Quick Paleo Strawberry Lemon Shortcake
- 1 egg beaten
- ½ tablespoon coconut oil or butter melted
- 2 ½ teaspoon milk of choice: unsweetened almond or unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon lemon extract , can use vanilla extract instead for non lemon version.
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice can omit for non lemon version.
- ¼ teaspoon lemon zest can leave out for non lemon version.
- Sweetener of choice: 2 teaspoon honey for paleo, or 6 drops stevia + 1 teaspoon Swerve (erythritol) sweetener for low carb option.
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda + ¼ teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed in separate pinch bowl (starch free option), or can use ½ teaspoon baking powder instead.
- 3 strawberries sliced.
- ¼ teaspoon honey or ⅛ teaspoon granular erythritol for low carb
- WHIPPED FILLING AND TOPPING:
- ⅓ cup coconut cream or heavy whipping cream.
- ½ teaspoon honey or 8 drops liquid stevia for low carb.
- ¼ teaspoon lemon extract or lemon juice *optional
- ¼ teaspoon lemon zest. *optional
- 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 tablespoon 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 tablespoon of whipped cream.
- Serve and enjoy.
Very nice to have something not chocolate. I made it vanilla but will probably try the lemon version in the future
Thank you for trying the recipe, Roz 🙂
Trying this tomorrow for our Memorial Day festivities. Thank you!
Wow this looks yummy! I got some strawberries from the farmers market today and I've been missing shortcakes ever since I stopped eating wheat. I'm definitely going to try this out tomorrow!
Brenda, thank you for your kind words and trying the recipe. I hope it makes your wheat free diet a little easier.
I don't understand why there are two whipped topping recipes. Do you only choose one? What's the difference? Or is it one for the middle and one for the top? Sounds like too much trouble to make both when they are so similar. Please advise...I want to try this tonight for my dad's birthday dinner.
Helen, it is just one. I think somehow it posted double when I pasted it from Micro Soft Word. I fixed it. Sorry for the confusion.
Looks amazing, and I'm going to use this recipe soon 🙂
If you're using Coconut Cream for the whipped cream, I find putting a can of it in the fridge overnight helps. Use the part that has solidified at the top of the can, which will likely end up being about 1/3 cup or more.
Dave, thanks for the great coconut cream tips. I always forget to tell people they can make it that way.
This sounds delish! Do you have any suggestions for making this in larger quantities? I'm thinking I would still mix each one up individually but put into a muffin pan. Or do you have a larger recipe to make this as a cake to serve with berries and cream? Thanks!!
Michelle, I have not tried it but I think if you multiplied all the ingredients by 4 or 5, and put it in an 8x8 pan that it should work.
Can you use vegan butter for these recipes?
Sandee, you could use that or coconut oil.
Rachel @ GrokGrub
Love how you caught the cream dripping down, great shot!
Thank you Rachel, that was a happy accident on that shot and the lighting was good that day. All of your shots are perfect and no accident either. You really know what your doing with the camera! Love your food and your blog. I feel like your photos could be in print magazines! Thank you for stopping by.
The Slapdash Sewist
Thank you for this recipe! I made it last night and it was delicious. I used the oven option but next time I'll try it in the microwave to compare.
Is this recipe correct with only 1 Tablespoon of coconut flour?
Sounds and looks delicious!
Beverly, yes it is only 1 Tbsp coconut flour. A little coconut flour goes a long way since it absorbs so much liquid.