Recipes, Special Diets on June 14, 2013 by

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake

Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day! Now that is a holiday that we can get behind! Such a simple, light dessert- perfect for a hot day. Growing up, my mother would serve us strawberry shortcake for dinner on those really hot, sweltering nights. Is there sweeter music to a child’s ears?

This summer classic uses our Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix  to make cupcakes for the shortcake base. These are an easy treat to enjoy this weekend (perhaps for Father’s Day?) that anyone, gluten free or otherwise, can enjoy.

Strawberry Shortcake

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake
Contributed by: Carol Fenster


  •     19 oz (3 cups) GF Vanilla Cake Mix
  •     3 large Eggs, at room temperature
  •     1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  •     1/2 cup Water, at room temperature


  •     4 cups fresh Strawberries, washed, stemmed and halved
  •     1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  •     1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Whipped Cream

  •     1 cup Heavy Cream, chilled
  •     2 Tbsp superfine Sugar
  •     1 tsp Vanilla Extract


Cupcakes:  Preheat oven to 325°F. Line standard 12-cup pan with paper liners; coat with cooking spray. Preheat cake batter as directed. Fill each liner with scant ¼ cup batter (about 3 tablespoons) or to within 1/2-inch of top of liner.

Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan for 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Strawberries: Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Whipped Cream:  In a chilled bowl with chilled beaters, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk in vanilla and serve immediately.

To Assemble:  Cut each cupcake in half, horizontally, and place the bottom half on a serving plate. Spoon strawberries over each half, top with remaining half and spoon remaining strawberries and juice on top. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and serve immediately.  Makes 12 shortcakes.


I would have to say strawberry shortcake is definitely one of my favorites especially this time of year. This looks perfect!

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