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low carb strawberry shortcake

Diabetic friendly Strawberry Shortcake

this recipe uses Splenda. and sugar-free cool whip. Cutting out some of the sugar doesn't mean compromising on taste. Make and enjoy this delicious summertime favorite.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 239 kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup Splenda
  • 1 egg (best at room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 4 cups Cool Whip - Sugar-free (1L container) (regular or other brand can br used but will affect nutritional value)
  • 4 cups strawberries - sliced

Strawberry Drizzle

  • 2 cups strawberries,mashed (using a potato masher is a good way to mash them, leaving a few pieces in the mash)
  • 2 Tbsp Splenda


  • Preheat oven to 350 ° F
  • In a small mixing bowl, cream together butter and Splenda.
    Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together, flour, baking powder and salt
  • In mixing bowl, alternate adding flour and skim milk, a little at a time, mixing in between additions Continue until mixed thoroughly. mixing well
  • Grease a 9 inch pie plate.
  • Pour mixture into the pie plate and bake on center rack in oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Once baked ( check to make sure a toothpick comes out clean), let cool on a wire rack.
  • Once cooled, slice horizontally and then cut into 8 triangular pieces (like a pie)

Strawberry Drizzle

  • In a small saucepan add mashed strawberries and Splenda and stir.
  • Bring to a boil and remove from heat, stirring to keep from burning.
  • Let cool.


  • Place a bottom slice of cake onto a dessert plate. Spoon about 2 tbsp cool whip onto the piece of cake.
  • Spoon on 3 tbsp of sliced strawberries onto cool whip.
  • Place the top piece of cake onto strawberries and cool whip
  • Spoon 3 tbsp of Cool whip onto the top piece and top with 3 tbsp strawberries.
  • Drizzle 2 tbsp of strawberry drizzle over top