Almond Shortcake

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I’ve been playing with this recipe for a week and I am still not tired of it. This delicious almond shortcake is really easy to make – which is what I’m all about!

Chop 2 cups of strawberries, add 2 tbsp of date sugar and mix well. Let sit for about 1 hour. This allows the sugar and strawberries macerate, and the berries will become soft.

In your blender bowl, add King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour, salt, baking powder, and date sugarMix until blended, making sure the date sugar isn’t chunky.

Add the egg, milk, oil, and almond extract to the bowl and blend into the flour mixture. Grease a muffin pan and add the mixture to the muffin tin filling about halfway. Yield: approximately 9 shortcakes.

Almond Shortcake

Bake in the oven at 375 for 16-18 minutes. Check for doneness after 16 minutes.

Top with my dairy-free whipped cream and strawberries. Your guests will be very impressed and don’t tell them its a gluten and dairy-free dessert!

Try blueberries for another fun topping. In a saucepan heat 1 cup of frozen blueberries and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Let simmer until warm then add to your shortcake with whipped cream.

Almond Shortcake

Almond Shortcake
Almond Shortcake
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Almond Shortcake

Recipe by Mary McKinneyCourse: DessertCuisine: DessertDifficulty: Medium


Total time







  • Cut 2 cups of strawberries and mix with 2 tbsp of date sugar. Set aside for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, date sugar.
  • Mix egg, milk, oil and almond extract in a separate bowl. Add to your flour mixture.
  • Grease a muffin tin and fill cups about 1/2 way full. You should get 9.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Check after 16 minutes and cook in increments of 2 minutes until done.
  • Let cool, slice open down the middle and top with berries and whipped cream.

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