This isn’t a typical strawberry shortcake, but it is my easy way to satisfy my strawberry shortcake craving when I have one. It also contains one very special ingredient that makes all the difference. Coconut Oil!

The folks over at Tropical Traditions were generous enough to send me a 32 oz. jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and I was happy to accept.  I have used coconut oil before as it has so many uses. I have used it as a moisturizer, but what I like most is to spread it on a piece of toast in the morning or bake with it. There is a difference however between the coconut oil I have tried in the past and Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil.

What a are just a few of the differences?

  • Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is handcrafted using traditional methods to preserve the highest amounts of antioxidants
  • Only the best and freshest organic coconuts are used
  • It is not mass produced like so many other products are these days

To learn more, check out their video!


Now, a bit more on how to make the cake and how it turned out!

All that is needed to make this cake is:

  • a box of cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups of milk OR water (I prefer to use milk)
  • 1/3 cup of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, melted

Simply mix all of the ingredients together using a handheld mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, and bake according to the instructions on the box. I used a bundt pan for mine, as my family usually enjoys plain and simple slices of cake.  Then for those who want something not so simple, I add homemade strawberry jelly (or storebought is fine too :)) , whipped cream and some powdered sugar.

The cake turned out to be so delicious with a slight coconut taste and the scent from the coconut oil was unbelievable!

Find many more recipes using coconut oil here.


Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.


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