Gluten Free Vegan Strawberry Shortcake
Don’t be intimidated by this strawberry shortcake recipe from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free. It’s easy to whip up, and doesn’t have to be perfect to be delicious!
Servings: 12 people
- 2 1/2 cups Sarah’s gluten free flour blend*
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup So Delicious unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups cane sugar
- 1/2 cup sunflower seed oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 3 8-inch round baking pans by lining bottom with parchment paper and spraying with nonstick cooking spray. Sift together flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, stir together coconut milk, water and vinegar, until curdled. Add sugar, oil, and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture. Beat for 1 minute. Divide batter evenly into prepared cake pans. Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Place cakes on cooling racks. After 10 minutes, invert onto cooling racks to cool completely.
To make whipped coconut cream, remove coconut milk from refrigerator. Cut open top of cotainers (you won’t be able to squeeze it out) and scoop out only coconut cream. Strain off all coconut water and save for another use. Place coconut cream and powdered sugar into large bowl of standing mixer. Whip on high for 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Whip until combined.
Once whipped coconut cream is ready, immediately assemble cake. Place one layer on cake stand/serving plate and top with an even layer of strawberries. Carefully spread 1/3 of whipped coconut cream on top of strawberries until even. Top with second cake layer, even layer of strawberries and 1/3 whipped coconut cream. Top with final cake layer and spread remaining strawberries, then whipped coconut cream evenly over top. Garnish with a few whole strawberries. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator. Serve same day.
*If you cannot find So Delicious culinary coconut milk, you can use 3 cans full-fat coconut milk. Tasty Yummies has a great tutorial on whipped coconut cream and which brands work best!