Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcakes
Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake is made with a simple gluten-free cake recipe and drenched with summer-fresh strawberries.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 3pints fresh strawberries
- ½to 3/4 cup sugar (to taste)
- ½cup superfine brown rice flour (or 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon white rice flour)
- ½cup potato starch (or cornstarch or arrowroot starch)
- 2teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
- ½teaspoon guar gum (or xanthan gum)
- ½teaspoon salt
- ½cup Spectrum all-vegetable shortening (or butter)
- ½cup sugar
- 2large eggs
- ¼cup canned light coconut milk (or milk)
- 1teaspoon vanilla
- Optional: 2 cups non-dairy gluten-free whipped topping
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat oven to 350 F.
Step 3Wash, hull, and slice strawberries. Place in a bowl and add 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar, according to taste. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate while shortcakes bake.
Step 4Grease a muffin pan with vegetable shortening or use paper cupcake liners.
Step 5Place all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to thoroughly combine.
Step 6Place shortening and 1/2 cup remaining sugar in another mixing bowl. Using a stand-mixer or an electric mixer, cream until fluffy.
Step 7Add eggs and beat on high just until combined with the shortening and sugar mixture.
Step 8Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat on low until well combined.
Step 9Pour in coconut milk and vanilla. Beat until the batter is smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute.
Step 10Fill each muffin cup about 1/2 full with batter.
Step 11Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cakes are lightly golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Step 12Cool cupcakes in the baking pan for about 10 minutes before carefully removing.
Step 13To serve, cut the cupcakes in half and place on individual plates. Spoon about 1/2 cup strawberries and juice over each cake. Top with gluten-free, non-dairy whipped topping (optional). Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.