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Strawberry Cream Cake

Strawberry cream cake made low carb with a simple vanilla cake as the base and homemade whipped cream to top it off! Layer on the strawberries and this dessert is perfect for spring! 

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Isn’t this just the best time of year? The weather is changing from cold to warm and the markets are beginning to get fruit and berries that taste extra sweet and juicy. 

We love when berries start coming in to season and I can never resist munching on a few strawberries every day this time of year. 

Strawberries are a favorite of mine and they’re fairly low in carbs if you’re conscious of your portion size! I can make room in my diet for strawberries pretty much ever day, especially when they’re extra delicious and juicy like they are in the spring and early summer. 

I whipped up a simple low carb cake and topped it off with fresh whipped cream and sliced berries. This strawberry cream cake is total perfection!

Look how moist this cake is!

cream cake in a baking pan with one piece missing

How to make low carb cake: 

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For the cake base, we’ll start with melted butter, heavy cream, eggs, and vanilla. Whip all of those together well and then start adding in your dry ingredients.

This recipe uses coconut flour, but I don’t find it has a coconut flavor at all. 

low carb cake batter ingredients in a glass bowl

I’ve made this recipe with both xylitol and monkfruit as the sweetener. You may use either but be careful with the xylitol as it’s very toxic for dogs and even a small amount can be lethal. 

I use and recommend Lakanto Monkfruit almost exclusively in baking. It measures 1:1 like sugar, leaves no funky aftertaste, and it’s a blend of monkfruit and erythritol (both natural, healthy sweeteners). 

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I also add in 1 tablespoon stevia blend. The brand I use is Pyure. It’s sweeter than traditional sugar so you don’t need a lot. You can leave it out if you prefer, but I find that using a mix of sweeteners helps eliminate that ‘fake sugar’ flavor that can happen. I never use Pyure on it’s own as I find it has a very bitter aftertaste. 

You’ll also need a dash of salt and some baking soda.

cake batter in pan

Stir this mixture together and spread it into a well greased 8×8 baking dish. 

You may notice that this batter starts out with the texture of a normal cake batter, but the longer it sets the thicker it gets. No worries! It’s just the coconut flour doing what coconut flour does – soaking up all that liquid. 

Bake until the top springs back and a toothpick comes out clean – about 20 minutes. 

Let the cake cool completely before moving on to the whipped cream.

How to make low carb whipped cream: 

The whipped cream is beyond simple to prepare with just a couple of ingredients. 

Since it’s acting as the frosting to a cake, I like to lightly sweeten it with powdered sweetener

whipped cream cake

Add in a dash of vanilla and use an electric mixer to whip the cream.

Spread it over the cooled cake.

Low carb strawberry topping: 

Next, you’ll want to slice your berries and give one a taste. 

If your strawberries are sweet enough, go ahead and use them as is.

overhead view of strawberries and cream cake

If you think they could use a little boost, sprinkle your preferred sweetener over the top and stir to combine.

I like to layer the strawberries on each individual serving to make cutting and serving the cake easier. It will also keep better if you store the strawberries separately. 

More low carb desserts to try this spring: 

No Bake Nutella Raspberry Tart: Raspberries and chocolate are the best!

Low Carb Lemon Bars: Don’t these look tasty? 

FroYo Popsicles: So tasty!

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Strawberry Cream Cake

Simple vanilla cake topped off with cream and strawberries!

Yield 12 slices
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the cake:

For the whipped cream:

For the strawberries:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 square baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Add the melted butter, heavy cream, eggs, and vanilla to a mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer until well combined.
  3. Add the coconut flour, xylitol, stevia, salt, and baking soda to the bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish and place in the oven.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. To make the whipped cream, beat together the cold whipping cream, vanilla, and sweetener until stiff peaks form.
  8. Spread the whipped cream over the cake.
  9. Taste the strawberries and sprinkle with sweetener, if needed.
  10. Cut the cake into 12 slices and top with strawberries when serving.
  11. Store cake, tightly covered, in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Notes

I've used multiple sweeteners in this recipe as I find it gives the best flavor/texture without an aftertaste. You may use whatever sweeteners you prefer.

Nutrition information was calculated with the sugar alcohols already subtracted.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 192mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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21 thoughts on “Strawberry Cream Cake”

  1. ELAINE SMITH

    You state to cut cake into 9 slices BUT it yields 12 servings per the nutrition counts, which is correct count?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Oh, good catch! The nutrition info is based on 12 servings! I’ve updated the instructions. 🙂

  2. Ruth Turner

    I have a recipe for a cream cake made with red raspberries puree inside the cake. My experience with most low carb homemade deserts is they are dryer than West Texas in the Summer. Have you tried this recipe with a strawberry puree?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Ruth! I haven’t tried this with a strawberry puree. I also don’t find this cake dry at all. 🙂

  3. I’m thinking of using some lo carb condensed milk. Punch hold in cake and pour it over cake. Mix sugar free coconut with whipped topping to top cake.

  4. I have lots of almond flour. Anyone know how much I should use to replace coconut flour? I want to try it.

  5. This looks delicious and so easy to bake! My husband is diabetic and I am always looking for healthy desserts.

    1. Karly Campbell

      I haven’t tested this with almond flour, but you’d definitely need to make some adjustments. The two flours react differently.

    2. When converting coconut to almond, almond to coconut flour…it typically goes that the amount of eggs needs to double with coconut flour, but the amount of the amount of flour (coconut) divides in half…
      SO – if you want to be adventurous, the first trial should be: 1 cup almond flour and 2 eggs (instead of 1/2 cup coconut flour and 4 eggs)
      LET US KNOW how the trial goes!

  6. Audra Bryant

    I plan to try this cake recipe. As a diabetic I don’t do desserts often. After thirty + years I have grown accustomed to doing without dessert. Rarely do I find a recipe that has a low carb total like this one. Thank you for sharing.

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