Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)

Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)

It’s strawberry season in New England. So while I’ve been busy studying during my first few weeks of graduate school, my family went strawberry picking. And fortunately for me, they shared their strawberries. Yum!

Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)
Strawberry season in New England!

And… they made strawberry shortcake! Then, I made strawberry shortcake. Needless to say, we’ve had lots of strawberry shortcake.

Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)
Strawberry shortcake with cream on top!

This “strawberry shortcake” may not be exactly what you’re expecting. It’s the quick way to make strawberry shortcake, AND it’s super tasty. In reality, we had great strawberries, and wanted to try out So Delicious’ Dairy Free Coco Whip. While we loved it on this treat, the coco whip tastes just like canned whipped cream. We thought it would be great on a strawberry daiquiri!

Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)
Fluffy Coco Whip (Stays for 10 days in the fridge after being opened!)

And, without further ado, here’s the recipe for y’all to enjoy!

Strawberry Shortcake (GF, DF)

Allergens: Contains Coconut and eggs. (Eggs may be easily omitted with an egg substitute.) Always pick ingredients that meet your dietary requirements.


  • 1 package of Vanilla Cupcake Mix (We used Stonewall Kitchen GF Vanilla Cupcake Mix)
  • ¾ cup strawberries for each serving of shortcake, hulled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar for each serving of shortcake
  • So Delicious Coco Whip (CONTAINS COCONUT)


  1. Make cupcakes according to the package instructions. (If using Stonewall Kitchen, you will need to substitute Earth Balance for the butter. Use Cashew or Almond milk for the “milk”. Bake and cool. Save the frosting for another use.)

    Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)
    Lots of cupcakes!
  2. Place strawberries in a medium sized bowl. Add sugar. Mix. Mash with a fork or potato masher.
    Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)
    Fresh Strawberries in the Bowl

    Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)
    Mash them all up with sugar!
  3. Cut one cupcake in half for each serving. Arrange on a plate.

    Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)
    One Cupcake Cut in Half
  4. Top with the strawberries.

    Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)
    Adding the strawberry mixture!
  5. Top with the Coco Whip.
    Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)
    Ta Da!

    Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)
    Bon Appétit!

That’s it from here! It’s quick, simple, and delicious! I’m of course bringing this meal over for my Fiesta Friday friends to enjoy!

Have a wonderful weekend!

22 thoughts on “Strawberry Shortcake (GF & DF)

  1. I have strawberries in my garden, at the moment left for the birds and slugs to enjoy!! I need to wake up earlier than them so I can make strawberry shortcakes! How’s school?

    1. Thanks, Angie! School is going well, just super time consuming because our summer courses are fairly condensed! I have parts of August off, so I’ll have to let you know when I’d make a good Fiesta host. ❤

    1. We like this one too! I have their brownie mix to try next. (My favorite brownie mix right now is Erin McKenna’s which was on sale last week.) Have you tried their brownie mix?! The cocowhip was great for us because we never manage to whip coconut milk on our own. But, any whipped cream would work too. Let me know if you try it out! And, have a wonderful weekend. 😀

  2. What’s not to love in a strawberry shortcake eh? The fact that you’ve made yours gluten free is wonderful. Amazing that you are going to grad school and running a full time house and family? Bravo!

    1. We love strawberries! Since there are only a few simple steps, it’s pretty easy to make this fit your dietary needs (GF or gluten filled). Additionally, someone could amp it up with a gourmet cupcake. But, I’m just happy to have an easy dessert while we’re all running around. And, I just live at home with my family, if I ran the whole house, well it would be a disastrous sight! Have a fantastic weekend! 😀

    1. Exactly! And, you can use any type of cupcake depending on your dietary needs (GF or not). Strawberries are one of my favorites too. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  3. Michigan strawberries are in and strawberry shortcake is always on the menu. I like Stonewall Kitchen (and the two male owners) and I use to get their catalog – I also have both cookbooks – need to get them out as they use a lot of herbs and veggies in their cooking.

    1. I don’t know if we have their cookbooks. I’ll have to check them out because herbs and veggies sound delicious with all the fresh produce around right now! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far. 🙂

    1. We were excited to find the coco whip. It’s very similar (taste wise) to canned whip cream, which is why we were voting for it on top of a strawberry daiquiri too. And, you can use any type of cupcake underneath that you want, although I recommend vanilla. Let me know how it comes out if you give it a try! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

  4. I have a confession to make, I once at a Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Pop at summer camp – became terribly sick afterwards for hours, convinced myself I was allergic and developed a SEVERE aversion os strawberry anything, literally would get nauseous over the smell…the taste…the sight… AND NOW I EAT STRAW BERRIES AND LOVE THEM, but seeing this, make me want to cringe, because of that negative/ill experience, even though I eat strawberries all the time, which I am NOT allergic to… I’ll take the stawberries and cream 🙂 no cake hehe

    1. Hahaha, that’s crazy. Well, I like coco whip, so maybe you can try it on something different to avoid those memories. Have you tried it yet? It tastes like canned whip cream, but obviously, it comes out by the spoonful (not a spray container). Happy Sunday!

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