Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Bowls with Coconut Whipped Cream {Bake-a-Bowl Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson on May 3, 2014

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strawberry-shortcake-cups-verticalBefore going gluten free, strawberry shortcake was one of my favorite desserts. I love how light and fluffy angel food cake is and, well, you really can’t go wrong with strawberries and whipped cream!

After receiving the Good Cook Bake-a-Bowl pan to test out, I was inspired to try and make a gluten and dairy free version of my beloved Strawberry Shortcake. I took inspiration from Easy Green Mom’s Angel Food Cupcakes and King Arthur’s GF Angel Food Cake recipes.

I was worried that the Angel Food batter wouldn’t rise in the pan, but it worked perfectly! It was light and fluffy (so many gluten free recipes turn out denser than I’d like), a little chewy and the flavor was great.

And if you’ve never made coconut whipped cream, you’re in for a treat! I could eat the whole bowl in one sitting. Even my girls, who don’t love the flavor of coconut, love this dairy free whipped cream.

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Bowls with Coconut Whipped Cream

Makes about 10 servings

Bowl Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup evaporated cane sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose gluten free flour (I used Premium Gold All-Purpose Flour)
  • ½ cup organic powdered sugar

Filling Ingredients

  • 1 can organic coconut milk (without guar gum is best; refrigerate for at least 24 hours first)
  • 1 tablespoon organic sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound of organic strawberries

Bowl Directions

  1. Separate your eggs (you can use an egg separator if you haven’t done this before). Set the whites aside in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Preheat your oven to 325° F.
  3. Sift powdered sugar and flour together, then set aside.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and cream of tartar to the egg whites, then mix on high speed until fluffy and blended.
  5. Slowly add the sugar to the egg white mixture, and beat continually at medium speed until the sugar is dissolved and soft peaks form. It works best if you stop before stiff peaks form.
  6. Sift ¼ cup of flour and powdered sugar mixture to the egg mixture, then fold it in with a spatula gently. Add another ¼ cup at a time until it’s all combined. It’s important to add only a small amount of flour at a time or your cake bowls will be dense and won’t rise properly.
  7. Grease each Bake-a-Bowl compartment with palm shortening, then fill just above the fill line. Grease the top portion of the Bake-a-Bowl pan and secure the 2 pieces together
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. Cool completely, then separate the Bake-a-Bowl pieces and remove the Angel Cake bowls from the pan.

Filling Directions

  1. Chop the strawberries, then set aside.
  2. Take your coconut milk can out of the refrigerator, turn upside down and open with a can opener.
  3. Pour the liquid out and set aside (this liquid is great for using in smoothies).
  4. Scoop the coconut cream out of the can, into a mixing bowl.
  5. Begin mixing the coconut cream on high with a hand mixer until it fluffs up.
  6. Add the sugar a little at a time while beating continuously.
  7. Add the vanilla and continue beating until it’s fluffy.
  8. Add the chopped strawberries to the angel food cake bowls.
  9. Top each bowl with coconut whipped cream.
  10. Enjoy! It may be difficult not to eat every last strawberry shortcake bowl in one sitting!

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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Debra S May 3, 2014 at 7:22 pm

What would I make with the pan should I win? The first thing, probably some “sponge cake” cups! Then chocolate ones… those would be wonderful to fill with ice cream!


2 Samantha May 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Those pans look so fun….I’d make egg muffin cups with guacamole in them and salsa.


3 Melissa May 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm

brownie bowls for a caramel sundae!


4 Rebecca Parsons May 4, 2014 at 7:01 am

I would make my chocolate peanut butter filling brownies bowls.


5 Betsy Barnes May 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

If I won, I would make the Spaghetti and Meat Bowls or maybe Meatloaf Bowls with mash potatoes, very neat ways to make meals fun :)


6 melisa May 4, 2014 at 8:38 pm

I’d make the strawberry shortcake cups ( since it is one of my favorite desserts.


7 David May 5, 2014 at 8:46 am

I would make a brownie bowl and fill it with ice cream and hot fudge. The possibilities of what you could make are limitless.


8 Darlene Owen May 5, 2014 at 9:25 am

I would make brownies filled with peanut pie filling topped with chocolate


9 Aishah M May 5, 2014 at 9:29 am

What a wonderful recipe. I was just thinking about strawberry shortcake over the weekend. It’s always a favorite in our house. Now I just need the bake-a-bowl and I’ll be ready to go. I would love to use to bake little bread bowls too.


10 Cheryl Abdelnour May 5, 2014 at 10:09 am

I would make cheesecake with a brownie crust.


11 Holly Thomas May 5, 2014 at 10:15 am

I would make brownie bowls.


12 Debbie Epps Kennedy May 5, 2014 at 10:56 am

I would start with the Stuffed Crab Cake Bowls !


13 Brittney Minor
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May 5, 2014 at 11:14 am

I would love to make Strawberry Shortcake bowls! I also like the idea of a brownie bowl! Yummy!
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14 sandy carballo May 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

I would definitely start baking for my kids and grand kids. Not quite sure what I would make
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15 Gail Williams May 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

I would make this strawberry gluten-free shortcake because I miss my shortcake. I have been GF for 6 months now.


16 Cindy McElwee May 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Strawberry shortcake but with blue berries ~ for starters ~yummy ♥


17 jessica z May 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I would make some sort of cassata cake bowl!
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18 ken ohl May 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

strawberry short cakes sound amazing
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19 Dorothy Teel May 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm

I would like to make the Strawberry lemon cake bowls and serve with fresh macerated strawberries and homemade whipped cream, sounds wonderful.


20 Amanda Alvarado May 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm

I htink I would make a dark chocolate brownie cake with a whipped peanut butter cream filling!


21 Anne Perry May 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I would love to make the strawberry short cake cups… we have some super sweet organic strawberries at our local farmer’s market.


22 kelly tupick May 6, 2014 at 4:21 am

I would love to make brownie bowls and make your own little brownie sundaes. I think the kids would really have fun with this one. This is so neat.


23 Robin Abrams May 7, 2014 at 9:13 am

If I won I would make the Cheddar Bay Chili Bowl Biscuits first. These pans look so neat to use would love it.


24 cher May 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

If I won this wonderful pan I would start with your GF shortcake bowls or the GF macaroon bowls. For savory I would try some healthy pizza bowls. I have been dreaming about these pans since they came out and would love to have them to bake lots of bites for just me in the house now.


25 Tina W May 10, 2014 at 10:57 pm

I would make brownie bowls and fill them with strawberries!


26 Cori Westphal
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May 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm

I’d make chocolate fudge filled red velvet cakes! Yum!

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27 Deborah May 14, 2014 at 7:06 am

I’d make a chocolate coconut fudge bowl!


28 Linda Meyers-Gabbard May 14, 2014 at 8:25 am

Id make brownie bowls and fill them with vanilla ice cream top it with hot fudge sauce and whipped cream and nuts.


29 Iliana R May 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

I would make them into ice cream bowls and put ice cream in them with hot fudge!


30 Birdiebee May 14, 2014 at 8:41 pm

I would make something savory like spaghetti and meatbowls.


31 Teresa Thompson May 15, 2014 at 6:29 am

I would make banana split brownies.


32 Lynn LeCoumpte May 15, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I would definitely make an updated version of my Mom’s Cherry Cheesecake Cake which is my favorite birthday treat! It uses a cake mix as it’s crust base which is different than most. Thanks for the giveaway.


33 Lea Portonova May 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm

I wud make a pizza bowl or even a taco bowl sounds good also.


34 amanda whiltey May 18, 2014 at 8:11 am

i want this so i can make taco salad bowls.


35 Annette May 18, 2014 at 10:02 am

I’d like to make cornbread filled with taco ingredients.


36 Norma May 18, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Macaroon cups with berries and whipped cream


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