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It looks like dessert, it smells like dessert, it tastes like dessert… but this keto strawberry shortcake in a jar is made with the right ingredients and will keep you full until lunch! Yes, this low carb strawberry shortcake recipe is healthy enough for breakfast (kind of like a deconstructed keto strawberry muffin recipe!). And keto, low carb, and gluten-free. But before you go thinking it’s going to take an hour to put together and you want it NOW, this sugar-free strawberry shortcake is quick, easy, and ready in just a few minutes.
The only thing better than a mug cake is a mug cake with a multitude of textures and layers. This easy keto strawberry shortcake combines dense and crumbly vanilla pound cake cubes, sweet and succulent strawberry slices, and of course, velvety sugar-free whipped cream. The combination of flavors is refreshing, comforting, and energizing all at once.
This almond flour strawberry shortcake recipe was originally published on August 6, 2016, and was republished in March 2020 to add better photos, useful tips and answer common questions. In case you’re curious, the original photo looked like this:
How To Make Keto Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar
This sugar free strawberry shortcake in a jar is ready in just 5 minutes! Yes. FIVE! Take a look at the easy steps:
- Melt the butter in a wide-mouth glass jar. Stir in vanilla extract.
TIP: You can also use a mug or ramekin if you like.
- Make keto shortcake. Add almond flour, coconut flour, erythritol, baking powder, sea salt, and egg to the jar. Stir until combined. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
- Cook. You can use the microwave for 90 seconds, or heat in the oven if you’re using an oven-safe vessel.
- Cut into cubes. Run a knife along the edge and flip over on a plate to release. Cut the cake into cubes.
- Assemble the easy keto strawberry shortcake. Place half of the cake cubes at the bottom of a jar. Top with half of the strawberries, and half of the whipped cream. Repeat the layers of cake, strawberries, and whipped cream.
- Top it! I like a generous swirl of whipped cream and a strawberry on top!
How Many Carbs In Strawberry Shortcake?
This keto strawberry shortcake recipe has just 5 grams net carbs per serving. The full nutrition stats can be found below the recipe card.
Can You Omit The Almond Flour Or Coconut Flour?
This sugar-free strawberry shortcake recipe includes both almond and coconut flour for the best texture, but you can use just one or the other if you like:
- To make it with almond flour only: Replace the 1/2 tbsp coconut flour with 1 1/2 tbsp additional almond flour (3x the amount), on top of the almond flour already in the recipe.
- To make it with coconut flour only: Replace the 3 tbsp almond flour with 1 tbsp additional coconut flour (1/3 the amount), on top of the coconut flour already in the recipe.
The results are NOT the same if you use only one type of flour, but doable if you have to avoid one of them for whatever reason. If you find the batter is super thick, feel free to thin it out with a little unsweetened almond or coconut milk.
Can You Make It Dairy-Free?
Yes! Simply sub the whipped cream with coconut whipped cream instead, and replace the butter with coconut oil.
Can Strawberry Shortcake Be Made In Advance?
The low carb shortcake can be made ahead, but the whole dessert is best assembled right before eating, so that the strawberries and cream are fresh. It may get soggy as it sits.
Can You Freeze Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake?
The low carb shortcake portion can be frozen for 1-2 months. Just don’t make the whipped cream or assemble the strawberry layers until you’re ready to serve. These are best fresh. And, since it only takes a couple of minutes to make this, making it fresh is easy even when you’re short on time.
More Keto Dessert Recipes
If you like this keto friendly strawberry shortcake, you might like these other keto low carb dessert recipes:
- French Almond Cake – This lightly sweetened cake is a perfect dessert for any occasion.
- Keto Chocolate Mug Cake – Need dessert in a hurry? Try this mug cake, ready in less than 5 minutes!
- Low Carb Frozen Peanut Butter Pie – Is there a better combo than peanut butter and chocolate? This frozen pie will make you a believer!
- Low Carb Vanilla Milkshake – Creamy and cool, it’s always a good time for a milkshake! Add strawberries for a strawberry milkshake.
If you want to make more shortcakes at once, I think you can adapt this gluten-free strawberry shortcake to be low carb. Simply use a low carb flower, sugar-free sweetener, and unsweetened almond or coconut milk with vinegar instead of the buttermilk.
Tools To Make Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake
Tap the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Cream Whipper – I love this whipper! All you have to do is pour in heavy cream, screw on the cap, add nitrous oxide using a disposable screw-in charger, and shake it until the whipped cream forms. It pays for itself pretty quickly, compared to buying store bought whipped cream – and more importantly, low carb and so much healthier without added chemicals. The whipper allows me to store the rest for later without it going flat.
- Strawberry Slicer – This gadget makes slicing strawberries easy! Which is perfect for keto strawberry dessert recipes.
- Glass Jars – Be sure to pick up some glass jars to make this delicious dessert recipe.
Keto Strawberry Shortcake Recipe In A Jar
Keto Strawberry Shortcake (In 5 Minutes!)
With layers of low carb cake, juicy strawberries, and whipped cream, this easy keto strawberry shortcake takes just 5 minutes to make.
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- Melt the butter in a mug or ramekin in the microwave (about 30 seconds). Stir in vanilla extract.
- Add the almond flour, coconut flour, erythritol, gluten-free baking powder, sea salt, and egg. Stir until well combined. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
- Microwave for 90 seconds, until firm.
- Run a knife along the edge and flip over a plate or paper towel to release. Cut the cake into cubes.
Place half of the cake cubes at the bottom of a jar. Top with half of the sliced strawberries, then half of the whipped cream. Repeat the layers of cake, strawberries, and whipped cream.
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Serving size: 1/2 entire recipe
*Make your own whipped cream by beating heavy cream with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form, or to make it even easier, use a cream whipper to make whipped cream that you can store for later (I love mine!). You can add a sweetener prior to beating, but it's not necessary (due to the sweetness of the cake and strawberries).
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Can I use couscous in place of rice?
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Pam, Yes, that would work.
I tried this recipe tonight using just Almond Flour and it turned out great! Definitely easy and fast… I will make this again for sure.
Thank you for the great recipe!
A simple, sweet treat for Easter dinner dessert.
If I double the recipe can I make it in 1 larger ramekin? Would the times (30 seconds and 90 seconds) still work?
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Fay, If combining these into 1 jar you will probably have to increase the cooking time.
Thank you Maya, Delectable Valentine Day dessert especially after 10 day challenge and to be made many times over –Ginger
I don’t make a ton of sweets but decided to give this a whirl for Valentine’s Day. It’s remarkably simple and delicious. I will surely make this again.
Oh that was so good! I had to use up some blueberries so I substituted them for strawberries. Delish!!!
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