Frozen Strawberry Cake, no-bake, glutenfree

It’s summer! Officially! So I need something fast, something refreshing and also something healthy. That’s why I invented this frozen strawberry cake, which can be done in less than 15 minutes. It is pleasing to the eye and everybody will love it, I promise. It may be one of your new go-to recipes. I at least have it stored as a new favorite. I honestly was surprised. I usually don’t invent cakes. I like to change recipes to me liking, I like to alter them. But start one from scratch? I don’t know what happened, but for some reason I just felt like throwing some strawberries together and hope for the best. I usually don’t mind following a recipe, but this time it was just an impluse reaction, why not mix strawberries with some crunchy almonds? I took quite a risk there, because this cake was a birthday cake for a friend of mine. And since he likes strawberries and since it is summer, I came up with this beauty.

So let’s have a look at it. It basically consists of two things: a no-gluten super crunchy almond crust with some rolled oats and lots and lots of strawberries. The best part (in my opinion) is the fun you can have with the decoration/garnish. Just put some flowers, just add some summer to it and then you even have a festive cake. Nobody will know you threw this together in less than 15 minutes!

Since it screams summer, I also decided to take part in a link party with a pastel theme. Five girls came up with the fun idea to say hello to summer. The hashtag (in German) is #pastelldichaufdensommerein, which is a wordplay on saying hello to summer and doing this in pastel colors. The cake below is in pastel colors, ok, strong ones, but still, the strawberries give a soft color to the cream. I love summer, I love colors and I love flowers. So there you go. But enough talking now, let’s finally get to the recipe.

Frozen Strawberry Cake

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Serves: One 26 cm ∅ springform
Cooking Time: 15mins preparation + at least one hour of chilling


  • Crust
  • 200 grams of blanched almonds, sliced
  • 130 grams of melted butter
  • 50 grams of rolled oats

  • Topping
  • 500 grams of sliced strawberries after weighing
  • 1 package (30 grams) of agar agar (or 6 leaves of gelatine)
  • 250 grams of whipping cream
  • Optional: 50 grams of regular sugar (can be replaced with maple syrup, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, see here how to make your own
  • For garnish flowers and mint leaves to your liking



For the crust first roast the almonds in a frying pan with no oil until toasted.


Mix roasted almonds and rolled oats with melted butter and pat into a springform. I like to use the bottom of a glass to make it look nice.


Place in the fridge until topping is firm.


For the topping first place the sliced strawberries into a pot and gently bring to boil for some minutes to release the juice and soften the strawberries.


Puree strawberries and add agar agar. Bring to another boil for about two minutes, stirring constantly. If you use gelatine, follow instructions, gelatine should never boil, but only heated gently. Place the strawberry mix into the freezer to cool considerably.


Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl until peaks form. Take out the strawberry mix. Be sure it is cool enough for the whipping cream not to melt. Mix only a little of the strawberry mix into the whipping cream. Continue adding spoonfuls of strawberry mix to the whipping cream until combined. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight.


Serve chilled and garnish with flowers and mint leaves to your liking.


This cake freezes beautifully and can be unfrozen in the fridge overnight. Since it contains agar agar, it is also possible to eat at room temperature. But hey, that's up to you.

The best thing is, it is glutenfree, you can make it sugarfree and it is prepared in less than 15 minutes. Yay to that!

If you want to check out some more summer recipes and DIY ideas welcoming summer, please go here (all in German):

Love Decorations a DIY blog in German
Fräulein Meer backt a baking blog in German
Naschen mit der Erdbeerqueen a baking blog in German
Tulpentag an interior, DIY and food blog in German
Holz & Hefe a baking and DIY blog in German with some travel

So what is your way of welcoming summer? Any favorite recipes you like to pull out?





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  • Reply
    Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 01:41 PM

    Oh wow, sieht das lecker aus. Und so hübsch angerichtet 🙂 Schön, dass du dabei bist!
    Lieben Gruß,

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      Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 02:41 PM

      Danke dir, das Dekorieren hat auf jeden Fall viel Spaß gemacht 🙂

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    Julia Erdbeerqueen
    Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 02:51 PM

    Wooow, das ist ja ein tolles Rezept:) Und ein tolles Theme 😉
    Schön, dass du mitmachst.
    Das Rezept werde ich mir direkt mal pinnen.

    Liebe Grüße von der Erdbeerqueen

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      Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 02:53 PM

      Danke, Julia!

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    Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook
    Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 02:57 PM

    Such a pretty cake and perfect for summer! This will be a hit at this week’s Fiesta Friday party. Thank you for sharing!

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      Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 03:37 PM

      Thanks, Jhuls, that is nice of you to say!

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    Monika Dabrowski
    Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 03:32 PM

    What a creation! It’s the perfect summer dessert:) Happy FF:)

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      Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 03:38 PM

      Same to you, I have to say, decorating it is the best part 😉

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    Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 05:05 PM

    Our strawberries in California and Baja Mexico are delicious at this time of year. This pie needs to be made!
    Thanks for the inspiration,

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      Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 05:09 PM

      Happy to share it. I envy you, here the strawberry season is almost over, so I was eager to make use of the strawberries as much as I could.

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    Rosy | Love Decorations
    Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 05:27 PM

    Huhu liebe Jenny 🙂

    Erst einmal: Schön, dass du bei mit uns gemeinsam in den Sommer startest und dann auch noch mit so einem tollen Rezept *-* Dein Frozen Strawberry Cake klingt genau richtig bei diesem Wetter 🙂 Danke dir ebenfalls über deine lieben Worte über unsere Blogparade/Linkparty 🙂

    Komm gut ins Wochenende und liebe Grüße,
    Rosy ♥

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      Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 05:38 PM

      Hallo Rosy, finde ich total super, dass ihr das ins Leben gerufen habt. Falls ihr das irgendwann in der Zukunft nochmal macht, bin ich gerne dabei. Vielleicht gibt es dann auch meinen Blog schon zweisprachig 🙂 Ich habe so viele Ideen, vielleicht mach ich nochmal mit, Sommer und Pastell, da gibt es so viel kreativ zu machen…

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    Marileen | HOLZ & HEFE
    Friday June 23rd, 2017 at 10:48 PM

    Liebe Jenny,

    ein tolles Rezept hast du da eingestellt! Auch wenn wir eine ähnliche Idee hatten, unterscheiden sich unsere beiden Törtchen ja doch noch voneinander :).
    Es freut mich sehr, dass du unser erster “externer” Beitrag bist!

    Liebe Grüße

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      Saturday June 24th, 2017 at 02:04 AM

      Hi Marileen, finde eure Linkparty wie gesagt ganz toll und bin vielleicht sogar noch einmal dabei.

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    Monday June 26th, 2017 at 08:37 AM

    deine No Bake Kuchen sieht toll aus. Ich liebe Frozen Cakes


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      Monday June 26th, 2017 at 11:59 AM

      Ich auch! Schreib gerne, falls du ihn nachbackst!

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    Ai @Ai made it for you
    Monday June 26th, 2017 at 01:04 PM

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cake at this week’s Fiesta Friday!

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      Monday June 26th, 2017 at 01:16 PM

      My pleasure! Let me know if you make it!

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    frugal hausfrau
    Friday June 30th, 2017 at 02:54 AM

    Jenny, this is so perfect for a summer evening and you’ve made it look so absolutely stunning!

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      Friday June 30th, 2017 at 06:54 AM

      Thank you so much!

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