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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

This is not your ordinary strawberry shortcake because I used a modified recipe to make it lower carb and higher protein. The almond flour provides a significant amount of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Instead of using a liquid fat, similar to most cakes, I used a combination of both Greek yogurt, sour cream, and cashew milk to achieve a tangy, smooth consistency without the unnecessary oils. The sauce, or my favorite part, uses a basic sauce recipe, but instead of adding sugar, I used strawberry, blueberry, and erythritol. This allowed for a lower calorie sauce packed with phytonutrients.

 

Strawberry Shortcake

Makes: 5 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

 

Ingredients

Dry:

1½ cup all-purpose flour

¾ cup almond flour

½ cup erythritol

1½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

 

Wet:

¼ cup fat-free greek yogurt

2 tbsp low-fat sour cream

¼ cup cashew milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 eggs

 

Sauce:

1 cup strawberries

¼ cup blueberries

2 tbsp erythritol

1 cup water

 

Other Ingredients:

Whipped cream

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF, coat a sheet pan cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients into a table top mixer or mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk together wet ingredients and eggs in two separate bowls.
  4. Whisk mixer on, add in eggs and mix until homogenous. Once incorporated, pour in wet ingredients and mix until fully combined.
  5. Spread batter onto sheet pan evenly, place in the oven, and bake for 15-20 minutes until cake begins to brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. While cake is baking, place strawberries, blueberries, erythritol, and water into a saucepan, increase heat to a bowl, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until reduced by half, remove from heat and reserve.
  7. Once cake is finished, remove from oven, allow to cool, then cut into fifths.
  8. To assemble, place one piece of cake on a plate, top with strawberry mixture, another piece of cake, more strawberry mixture, then top with whipped cream and enjoy.

 

Macronutrients/serving

Calories – 302

Fats – 12g

Carbohydrates – 35.7g

Fiber – 2.6g

Protein – 12.8g

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andy
About the author

Andy (The Performance Chef) has a passion for not only food. But also optimizing health and pushing the boundaries of human potential. A chef by trade, he has at trained a bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition, master’s degree in nutrition & exercise science. And is a doctoral candidate in health & human performance.

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