Imagine sweet biscuits infused with lemon, then topped with fresh juicy strawberries and thick coconut whipped cream... Is your mouth watering yet? Then it must be time for strawberry shortcake! This is an allergy-friendly strawberry shortcake -- free of gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, and nuts. Yet it doesn't compromise on flavor!

Allergy-Free Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake is allergy-friendly -- free of gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, and nuts. Yet it doesn't compromise on flavor! Biscuits adapted from this recipe. (I essentially swapped out cinnamon for lemon!) Makes 12 biscuits, but easily doubled.

Course Dessert
Author Andrea Sabean


For the lemon biscuits:

For the coconut whipped cream:


For the lemon biscuits:

  1. Combine flours.
  2. Cut in coconut oil until mixture resembles crumbs.
  3. Add vinegar and milk, and stir until just mixed.
  4. Cover and leave on the counter for 8 hours or overnight.
  5. The next day, add remaining ingredients and stir gently until combined into a dough. If too dry, add a little more milk.
  6. Roll or pat out dough to about a 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface.
  7. Cut into small biscuits. I cut them smaller than I would otherwise since they tend to spread, not rise, when cooking.
  8. Bake on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 to 9 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Cool.

For the coconut whipped cream:

  1. Give your can of coconut milk a shake. If it sloshes, put it in the fridge for a day to solidify the coconut cream.
  2. Once solidified, open can and remove thick cream from the top.
  3. Save the remaining coconut milk for smoothies or another recipe.
  4. Whip coconut milk until smooth in a mixer, or with a whisk and a strong arm. Sometimes it whisks smoothly, sometimes not so much.
  5. Fold in vanilla and sweetener.

To assemble the cake:

  1. Place a biscuit in the bottom of a dish.
  2. Pile strawberries slices on top.
  3. Dollop with coconut whipped cream.
  4. Top with more strawberries.
  5. Garnish with a mint leaf, if desired.
  6. Enjoy!