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Gluten-free Strawberry Coconut Cake

Wooden table with a coconut strawberry cake with a piece sliced and on a plate

Easy Coconut Strawberry Cake for Easter

I hope you all are staying safe during this strange time in our world. Unfortunately, many people will not be celebrating Easter in the traditional way. I am trying to keep things positive and as close to normal for my family as possible. We are grateful that my daughter is only two and is too young to understand what is going on. Growing up we always made a coconut bunny cake and decorated it with different candies. I decided that I wanted to make a more simple cake this year as some ingredients are hard to come by at this time. Today I am bringing you this easy gluten-free strawberry coconut cake. This cake turned out amazing and I am sharing the recipe so you all can enjoy with your family.

Ingredients:

For the cake:
1 box gluten-free cake mix or regular if you are not gluten-free. Be sure to get the ingredients you will need for the cake mix. I love this one from King Arthur on Amazon.

1 package strawberry jello or I prefer the more natural version without the artificial dyes like this one

For the Frosting:

1/2 cup Butter, I prefer a grass-fed or organic option but any will do

8 oz Cream cheese

Milk, a non dairy milk would work aswell

2 teaspoons vanilla extract, any will work this is one of my favorites

4 cups Powdered sugar, I prefer the organic brands Target and Kroger have one, but this a good brand also

shredded coconut, this is a great one

How to make the Gluten-Free Strawberry Coconut Cake:

This is the easiest recipe you will find. I wanted something that everyone could make even if they were limited in their ingredients.

Follow the directions on your cake mix, and add your gelatin mix at the end before you bake.

Bake in two round cake pans according to the box and cool.

While your cakes are cooling assemble the frosting.

For the frosting I used a simple recipe from all recipes. Here is a link.

After frosting the cake I added shredded coconut on top.

This cake should be refrigerated and I prefer to serve it cold.

Candy-free Easter Basket ideas

https://whatsupwingo.com/tag/candy-free-easter-ideas/

I Hope you all have a good Easter and enjoy your time with your family. Let me know what you all are doing to stay positive during this difficult time.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

white bowl filled with green spinach, cooked chicken, strawberries, red onion, pecans, and goat cheese

Strawberry Spinach Salad: Foodie Friday

TGIF y’all! Boy has it been a long week, I am ready for the weekend. This Friday I bring you a super simple salad that is definitely one of my favorites. The sweet and savory combo hits the spot and you can have this meal ready to go in no time at all. Just what I like on a Friday night.

Strawberry Spinach Salad: What you will Need

This recipe calls for very minimal ingredients and you can add or subtract as you fancy.

  • Spinach ( Organic Baby is my preference)
  • Strawberries (Organic as usual especially berries)  If you don’t care for strawberries you can try blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or a combo of all the above.  You can also sub for apples, pears, or peaches.  If you are in a big pinch add in dried fruit of your choice
  • Pecans you could also sub almonds, or walnuts.  if you have a nut allergy sunflower seeds work wonderfully
  • red onion
  • cooked chicken breast.  You can also sub in a rotisserie chicken for quick prep
  • goat cheese
  • Add olive oil and vinegar vinaigrette.  You can also sub in balsamic, poppy seed dressing, or homemade.

Strawberry Spinach Salad: Directions

  1. Start by breaking up your spinach into smaller pieces if you desire.  This is not necessary but we prefer our leaves more bite sized.
  2. Wash and slice your berries use as few or little as your desire
  3. Dice about a fourth to one half of red onion
  4. Add in your cooked chicken I use around a pound for four servings
  5. Add in around four ounces or a cup of pecans
  6. Add in four ounces of goat cheese
  7. Combine all of these ingredients
  8. Add dressing of your choice.

Strawberry Spinach Salad: Dressing Options

Below are a few of my favorite go to premixed dressings that can be found at most local grocery stores or on amazon. I like that they do not contain high fructose corn syrup, are made with olive oil, and have very little ingredients. You absolutely can mix a dressing with one part vinegar to two or three parts oil and add in spices of your liking.

It is World breastfeeding week and in honor of that I would love for you to check out my previous blog post on breastfeeding here.

Newborn baby in white sheet with pink bow in hair

Whats up Wingo:

This past weekend I was able to get the master closet organized and am super pleased. During all of that organization I found and purchased this mirrored jewelry organizer. It was just delivered from amazon and I can’t wait to get it put in the master closet. If you missed my previous post this week about vitamin d and how important it is click the link here. I also posted a picture of our sloppy Joe sweet potato to Instagram it was a big hit! Make sure you are also following me on Instagram for more frequent postings. What have you all been up to this week? Let me know what recipes you all would like to see in the future. Happy Eating!

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