Ever since my girls understood what cake was and that they got to choose their own on their birthdays, they’ve fixated on strawberry cake.
I get it – they’re girly girls and strawberry cake is pink… but we run a gluten and dairy-free household, and I figured there’d be a learning curve with this one.
So I studied some strawberry cake recipes that were actually made from scratch and created my own version that fit the needs of our household!
Now, I make a version of this cake to help celebrate our girly girls at least twice a year.
And forgive me… we were so busy with the party and enjoying all the moments that I didn’t grab enough (or really any) pictures of the cake… Oops!
MY SIMPLE, GO-TO GLUTEN-FREE STRAWBERRY CAKE RECIPE
- 3 1/4 cups gluten-free 1:1 baking flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup coconut oil, room temperature
- 2 cups cane sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs + 1 egg white
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 15 large strawberries, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, then grease two 9″ rounds cake pans with coconut oil and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix together your flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside.
- Using a hand or stand mixer, combine coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla. Slowly add in one egg at a time, then add your egg white. Continue to mix until well combined.
- Slowly alternate adding in your coconut milk and your flour mixture until well combined.
- Finely chop 15 strawberries. I used this chopper to do so. Then slowly add them to your batter by hand and stir to combine.
- Divide batter into two cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until cake is cooked through.
- Allow to cool completely, then top with the frosting of your choice! I used storebought cream cheese frosting and topped with a large strawberry as a simple decoration.
And that’s it! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and sure to please! You could also make your own frosting by beating together powdered sugar and room temperature coconut oil, but I chose not to this time for sake of time!
If you give this a try, be sure to let me know what you think!