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  1. Hi Lauren,

    This looks just lovely. I adore your coconut flour recipes! As you know, I cannot do almond flour, so I am always on the lookout for almond flour free treats. I can’t wait to make this special dessert. Your picture are so gorgeous too! I’m so proud of you and how far your blog has come my dear. Congratulations on all your hard work. Your posts are awesome and you offer such great information.

    Big Hugs,

    • Thank you so much for the kind words, Amber! It means so much coming from you and I will always remember how supportive and encouraging you were when I got started with blogging! I wish I could take credit for these gorgeous shortcake pictures but they are from the very talented Allison. I also can’t do the almond flour so I just love me a good coconut flour recipe. Big hugs back 🙂

  2. Hi Lauren,

    Oh, neat! I didn’t know you were in Virginia. I just had to share that I grew up in southwestern VA and currently live in Seattle. Hopefully the remainder of your trip will be a bit drier! 🙂

  3. In the most bizarre timing ever, I promised to make my roommate a cake for his birthday,which is today. He wants shortcake and I got this in my email newsletter from you today. I’ll definitely give it a try, thanks!

  4. Hi! Fabulous!
    I made this shortcake yesterday for my gluten-free daughter’s b’day. I was really surprised by the taste and texture! It’s delicious! 😁
    Honestly, gluten-free stuff usually tastes horrible in my opinion-no flavor, dry and boring. 😑
    The orange juice&zest added a nice touch. It has a nice firm density but moist like regular cake.
    The only problem I had was not having enough cream from the coconut milk to generously cover the cake. (So, I added a couple of spoons of coconut yogurt and reblended. It had a better flavor, too!) I’ll try coconut cream next time.
    We really enjoyed it! I’m new to this. So, I’m looking forward to trying other coconut flour/paleo recipes. Thank you!

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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