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A slice of healthy strawberry cake on a stainless steel plate

Healthy Strawberry Cake

This healthy Strawberry Cake is light, fluffy and completely made from scratch with NO cake mix or jello mix. It's full of fresh and freeze-dried strawberries and topped with an easy buttercream cream frosting. Gluten-free, keto, low carb and easily paleo and dairy-free.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy strawberry cake, healthy birthday cake, healthy strawberry cake, keto birthday cake, keto cake, keto strawberry cake, keto vanilla cake, strawberry cake, strawberry sheet cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 267 kcal
Author Kelly


For the Cake

  • 2 cups superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons freeze-dried strawberries , blended into powder (I used my coffee grinder) this is for color and flavor. If you don't have freeze-dried strawberries, you can use pitaya powder or preferred natural food coloring if you want your strawberry cake more pink.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk , room temperature (or preferred milk)
  • 4 large eggs , room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated monk fruit sweetener OR preferred sweetener (use granulated pure maple sugar for paleo)
  • 2/3 cup fresh strawberry puree* , or 1 cup reduced strawberry puree for best results. *To reduce, I pureed about 2 cups fresh strawberries in a food processor and heated it on a medium saucepan on medium for about 8 minutes to help evaporate some of the moisture and caramelize the strawberry sugars. Remove from heat and pour into a glass container. You should yield around 1 cups strawberry reduction. Allow the strawberry sauce to cool fully before adding to the cake batter.
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 7 strawberries , diced


  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter or vegan butter , softened (sub with ghee or palm shortening for paleo)
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups powdered SWERVE or preferred powdered sweetener, sub with powdered maple sugar for paleo
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or preferred milk

Optional Garnish:

  • strawberries slices



  1. OPTIONAL BUT FOR BEST RESULTS: If making a strawberry reduction: Puree about 2 cups fresh strawberries in a food processor. Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan ane heat on medium for about 8 minutes to help evaporate some of the moisture and caramelize the strawberry sugars. Remove from heat and pour into a glass container. You should yield around 1 cup strawberry reduction. Allow to cool fully before adding to the cake batter.

    Top view of sliced strawberries in a clear mixing bowl
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    For a 9x13 sheetcake: Line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang and set aside.

    For a round layer cake: Lightly coat three 6-inch round cake pans or two 8-inch cake pans with nonstick baking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper rounds. Set-aside.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the almond flour, coconut flour, freeze-dried strawberry powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.

    Dry ingredients for Keto Vanilla Cake in a glass bowl
  4. In a measuring cup, measure out the almond milk and add the vinegar. Allow to sit and curdle for about 5 minutes while you mix the other ingredients.

    In another separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, monk fruit sweetener, strawberry puree and vanilla extract. Pour in the curdled milk and mix until combined.

    Wet ingredients added to dry ingredients for Keto Vanilla Cake in a clear glass bowl
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until well combined. Fold in diced strawberries.

    Keto Vanilla Cake batter in a glass bowl
  6. Transfer the batter to the cake pans: Pour the batter evenly into the baking pan(s) and smooth out the tops with a spatula. 

    Bake for 19-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

    Allow cake layer(s) to cool in the cake pans for at least 30 minutes, then carefully remove from cake pans. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely to room temp before frosting.

    Top view of unbaked strawberry cake batter in a rectangle cake pan


  1. Using a hand mixer or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, add the softened butter and beat on high for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the powdered sweetener, vanilla extract, and almond milk and beat for 2-3 minutes until creamy and smooth. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to frost.
    Cream cheese frosting in a glass bowl


  1. Once the cake layer(s) is completely cool, use an offset spatula to spread frosting on cake. Slice into squares and top with strawberry slices before serving if desired.

    A slice of healthy strawberry cake on a stainless steel plate

Recipe Notes

How to store:

This homemade birthday cake should be stored in the fridge. Keep it in an airtight container and enjoy it within 4-5 days.

How to freeze: 

To freeze, simply wrap the entire cake or individual slices tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before enjoying.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Strawberry Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.