This tender, golden keto pound cake has the strawberries baked right into it. Just top it with some whipped cream for the perfect low carb strawberry shortcake!
Keto Pound Cake – Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake – Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, THM S
We celebrated my husband’s 35th birthday last night while visiting family in Michigan. One of his favorite desserts is strawberry shortcake so I wanted to treat him for his special day.
But I also wanted to treat myself so I knew I wanted to make a low carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, Trim Healthy Mama friendly strawberry shortcake. The shortcake is studded with chopped strawberries and resembles a pound cake in texture. It is phenomenal. I ate the leftover end piece in the car for breakfast this morning and it was just as good plain.
Keto Pound Cake Ingredients
Sugar-Free Sweetener – I like to use a blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. You can purchase this pre-mixed from the Trim Healthy Mama website or mix your own according to my recipe. By using a combination of sugar alcohols and stevia you can use half the amount required of regular sugar. Since these sweeteners can be more expensive this helps with my food budget.
Vanilla – With the price of vanilla being astronomical I decided to try a Mexican vanilla extract and have been happy with the results. It is much much cheaper than other vanilla extracts. I got 5 oz for under $6.
Almond Flour – I’ve really come to prefer almond flour in baked goods. It gives a tender crumb in cakes, cookies, and biscuits.
Coconut Flour – Just a little bit of coconut flour goes a long way. Coconut flour helps to balance the oiliness of almond flour since it is naturally drier and absorbs more liquid than other alternative flours.
Ground Golden Flax – Flax has a ton of fiber and the golden variety has a very mild taste. You can use the golden flax or sub in additional almond flour for this ingredient.
Can I leave the berries out of the batter?
Sure. If you prefer you can just use whipped cream and sliced strawberries to garnish instead of also mixing some into the cake.
Easy Keto Pound Cake
This takes less than 10 minutes to get into the oven. Just mix the ingredients with an electric mixer, fold in the berries, and pop it in to bake!
How to make whipped cream:
If you have an electric mixer or stand mixer it is very easy to make homemade whipped cream! Simply pour in the cream and beat it until it is firm enough to hold a peak when the beaters are lifted up (turn them off before testing to avoid a mess). Add in a little sweetener of your choice and mix again for a few seconds until it is incorporated. Enjoy!
Serve with additional sliced strawberries.
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan liberally with butter.
- In a bowl with an electric mixer cream the butter and gentle sweet until light and fluffy. Add the sour cream and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the eggs one at a time mixing after each.
- Stir in the flours, baking powder, and salt until thoroughly combined. Fold in the strawberries. Pour into loaf pan and spread evenly.
- Bake at 350 for 45-60 min until golden, firm to the touch, and no longer jiggly.
- Meanwhile, whip the cream. Once peaks form add the sweetener. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Slice the cake and serve with whipped cream and extra berries.
To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.
Originally published April 2, 2016. Republished June 15, 2018.