When certain fruits are in season, I get a little obsessed. Strawberries are plentiful here in Ontario and I think I'm on my fifth or sixth basket. Did you see my Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins or my Strawberry Rhubarb Grain-free Crisp ? I hope my recipe inspires you to pick up some strawberries at your local farmers' market this weekend!
Unfortunately, strawberries are listed as number one on the dirty dozen list, which means they have the highest pesticide residues according to the Environmental Working Group, so it's best to choose organic. This is because all those little seeds provide teeny tiny spots for pesticides to hide and it's impossible to wash it all off. Don't beat yourself up for eating local strawberries on occasion, but if you're eating them regularly and feeding them to children , organic is your best option.
There's a lot to love about these ruby red summer berries, including the fact that strawberries rival citrus fruits for vitamin C content and they're packed with antioxidants, too.
Strawberries are packed with nutrition!
This cake was an absolute delight!!
It has the texture of a coffee cake and it's hearty and dense enough to be a perfect snack, too.
The coconut flour provides plenty of fibre and some protein. The strawberries provide tons of moisture so the cake is nice and moist. Walker, Vienna and I enjoyed our cake with a scoop of vanilla coconut milk-based ice cream. As you can see, Vienna loved it!!
The best part about this cake is how easy it was to make. And, of course, I had my little helper in the kitchen with me happily measuring and stirring.
This wonderful cake is gluten-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar-free! I used the same formula for this recipe as the Peach Blueberry Cake with a few minor changes.
Here's the recipe:
Serves 8-10. If you don't have coconut flour, this cake works with brown rice flour too.
This cake is the texture of coffee cake.
I highly encourage you to enjoy this with some yummy coconut yogurt or ice cream! And top with even more strawberries if you like.
Let me know if you make this, please tag me on social media #joyoushealth. I absolutely love when you make my recipes and share with your friends and family.