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GRAIN FREE STAWBERRY SHORTCAKE fluffy stawberry-filled meringue folded between two grain free, gluten free, scd legal vanilla cakes.

Before I created the recipe for an apple shortcake, the cake creations all began with this exact strawberry shortcake. This year for my brother’s birthday, we hosted and I took it upon myself to make him a birthday cake. His favourite is strawberry shortcake, and for whatever reason, I decided to make it SCD style even though he is neither grain free nor gluten free, and in fact, eats all the sugars. I guess I wanted to eat it too. And I also no longer own “regular” gluten-full flour anymore anyways. And I also want to prove to people that eating SCD is actually super enjoyable and I do not feel deprived of anything. 

Mission accomplished. This grain free, gluten free strawberry shortcake was so good, that even the gluten, sugar-eaters devoured it and asked for seconds. It is SCD legal and it’s actually one of the best strawberry shortcakes I’ve ever had, point blank, sorry not sorry.

grain free strawberry short cake, scd legal

This cake, similar to the apple variation, is made using the same vanilla cake as the foundation. The two vanilla cakes are sandwiched between a layer of fluffy, sweet, strawberry meringue which is a recipe adapted from @elanaspantry in order to be SCD legal. The strawberry meringue is also piled on top of the cake, and it’s completed with some decorative strawberries. 

I think this cake would be lovely to make in the Spring, I’m not sure why it gives me all those vibes, but again, who are we kidding. You don’t need an excuse to make cake. All year round is fine by me.

If you try making this strawberry shortcake, tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see! @grainfreee.

grain free strawberry short cake, scd legal

GRAIN FREE VANILLA CAKE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup of honey
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract

GRAIN FREE VANILLA CAKE HOW TO

  1. in a large bowl, mix your wet ingredients.
  2. add your dry ingredients, and mix well.
  3. pour the batter into two round cake tins, approx 8 inches each, lined with parchment paper (I cut it into a circle to fit the tin).
  4. bake at 350 for 30 mins. remove from oven and allow to cool.
grain free strawberry short cake, scd legal

STRAWBERRY MERINGUE FROSTING INGREDIENTS

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2-3 tbsp of finely chopped strawberries
  • extra thinly sliced strawberries for decorative purposes (as desired)

STAWBERRY MERINGUE FROSTING HOW TO

  1. heat the honey in a saucepan, stirring constantly. once it comes to a boil, lower the heat and allow to simmer for 6-10 minutes.
  2. while the honey heats, whip your egg whites using a hand mixer or stand mixer, forming stiff peaks.
  3. once the stiff peaks have formed with your egg whites, slowly drizzle in your hot honey and continue to mix, allowing it to become fluffy. 
  4. allow to cool to room temperature before you fold in to the meringue frosting two to three tablespoons of strawberries.

PUT YOUR GRAIN FREE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ALL TOGETHER NOW

  1. once you have everything prepared, place one of the vanilla cakes on a cake stand, and cover it in a layer of the strawberry meringue. *optionally* you can also add in a layer of fresh sliced strawberries as well before you place the second cake.
  2. from there place the second cake atop it.
  3. use up the remaining meringue to coat the top layer of the cake, and for decorative purposes, place finely sliced strawberries in a circular fashion around the circumference of the cake.
  4. enjoy!!!
grain free strawberry short cake, scd legal

grain free strawberry shortcake

fluffy stawberry-filled meringue folded between two grain free, gluten free, scd legal vanilla cakes.
Course: Dessert
Author: grainfreee.com

Ingredients

vanilla cake

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

strawberry meringue frosting

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2-3 tbsp finely chopped strawberries
  • extra thinly sliced strawberries for decorative purposes as desired

Instructions

vanilla cake

  • in a large bowl, mix your wet ingredients.
  • add your dry ingredients, and mix well.
  • pour the batter into two round cake tins, approx 8 inches each, lined with parchment paper (I cut it into a circle to fit the tin).
  • bake at 350 for 30 mins. remove from oven and allow to cool.

strawberry meringue frosting

  • heat the honey in a saucepan, stirring constantly. once it comes to a boil, lower the heat and allow to simmer for 6-10 minutes.
  • while the honey heats, whip your egg whites using a hand mixer or stand mixer, forming stiff peaks.
  • once the stiff peaks have formed with your egg whites, slowly drizzle in your hot honey and continue to mix, allowing it to become fluffy. allow to cool to room temperature before you fold in to the meringue frosting your two to three tablespoons of strawberries.

put your grain free strawberry shortcake all together now!

  • once you have everything prepared, place one of the vanilla cakes on a cake stand, and cover it in a layer of the strawberry meringue. *optionally* you can also add in a layer of fresh sliced strawberries as well before you place the second cake.
  • from there place the second cake atop it.
  • use up the remaining meringue to coat the top layer of the cake, and for decorative purposes, place finely sliced strawberries in a circular fashion around the circumference of the cake.
  • enjoy!!

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