Fresh Low-FODMAP Strawberry Sheet Cake Using Happy Baking Vanilla Cake Mix; Gluten-free

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Gorgeous, fresh and cheerful any day.  Low-FODMAP Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is a cinch when you use my low-FODMAP Happy Baking Vanilla Cake mix!

You will enjoy serving this beautiful sheet cake to family and friends, since it has a light and moist texture, and requires no fancy baking skills or decorating time.

I love using fresh strawberries as well as real lemon juice to provide contrast and depth of flavor.

FODMAP fact:  Strawberries are a super healthy low-FODMAP fruit option that are free of FODMAPs.  That is great news for me!

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Rachel Pauls, MD

Fresh Low-FODMAP Strawberry Sheet Cake Using Happy Baking Vanilla Cake Mix; Gluten-free

Although this recipe has not been lab tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients USING AVAILABLE FODMAP DATA AT TIME OF POSTING

Serves 24

Prep time: 15 min

Bake time: 40-50 min (As ovens vary, begin checking yours about 5 minutes earlier)

Total time: 55-65 min

Bake: 350 F

Equipment: 9 by 13 inch baking pan, I used a glass pan


For low-FODMAP Strawberry Cake

  • 4 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup low-FODMAP milk (such as almond milk, or lactose-free 2% milk)
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry-flavored instant gelatin powder (not sugar-free)
    • 1 cup prepared gelatin is one low-FODMAP serving; about 3 tablespoons of powder would yield 1 cup of prepared Jello
    • I used Jello brand, strawberry flavor
    • Save the rest of the package for other treats ?
  • 2/3 cup (160 g) pureed fresh strawberries (no sugar added)
    • You may need about 1 & 1/2 cups to 2 cups of whole strawberries for this amount pureed
  • Vegetable shortening, for greasing (or use my low-FODMAP Magical Cake Pan Release Paste)
  • Fresh strawberries, for garnish
  • Low-FODMAP Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting, prepared


For low-FODMAP Strawberry Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350° and place rack in center of oven
  • Grease your 9 by 13 inch pan with shortening or low-FODMAP Magical Cake Pan Release Paste
  • Place low-FODMAP Vanilla Cake SUGAR packet in the bowl of electric mixer with your 4 eggs and beat on medium to combine well
  • Add contents of low-FODMAP Vanilla Cake CAKE packet, 1 cup canola oil and milk and blend again at medium speed
  • Add the lemon juice and jello powder and mix on low speed until just combined
  • Fold in the fresh strawberry puree by hand
  • Spread batter in prepared pan
  • Bake at 350° for 40 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean
  • While cake is baking, prepare low-FODMAP Strawberry Cream Cheese frosting
  • When cake is cooled, frost as desired and garnish with fresh strawberries
  • Refrigerate if not serving immediately, allow to come to room temperature for best flavor

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