Call Off the Search for Shortcake

Paleo Shortcake

The berries are here and just in time for all of the 4th of July-themed foods! Isn’t it just a beautiful site? I recently purchased my first flat of berries which left a giant strawberry shortcake-sized hole in my heart. I loved Hostess shortcake as a kid, but that food isn’t an option today. In 2 days we will be refined-sugar free for 3 months with 9 to go, so finding this cupcake recipe by Pretty in Primal was icing on the proverbial cake. The texture of the cake is spongy and moist, either right out of the oven or a few days later. I cut one in half, placed sliced strawberries on top and took a bite. Then I ran to give Jon his half so he could meet me in the kitchen to fight over the remaining cakes.

I count my blessings one survived.

Paleo Shortcake

  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk (one without additives; coconut and water only)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated maple sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or omit maple sugar and use 1/2 cup coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 cup fine almond meal (or blanched almond flour)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In one large bowl, mix all ingredients together with a handheld immersion blender, mixer or fork. Sifting your coconut flour will eliminate chunks of the dense flour-trust me.
  3. Line 10 cups in a muffin pan and fill 3/4 with batter.
  4. Bake for 28-30 minutes until golden brown (and you can hardly stand it).
  5. Cut them in half and serve with sliced farm-fresh strawberries if you can! If you’re not sugar-free then try a cool whip-like topping called Tru Whip which uses non-hydrogenated oils (trans fats).

Paleo Shortcake 2

One Paleo shortcake: 4 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 5 g protein, 9 g carbs, and 130 calories per muffin (using coconut sugar).

One Hostess shortcake: 0 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 1 g protein, 20 g carbs  and 110 calories.

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About Sarah Hiller

Eco-maniacal! I love learning about food and health, and then sharing! I'm also an aspiring photographer, lover of kale, dogs, yoga, anything fitness, sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and heavy metal. It is my goal to empower and support people through nutrition and attitude. I have an Etsy store you can check out as well www.etsy.com/shop/ironballoon

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