Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Strawberry Pound Cake





It has been some time since I have posted a recipe. I am glad the warmer weather is coming. It was one very long winter. This is a recipe for a nice pound cake which is great for the summer.


Cake
3 c. all-purpose flour

½ tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened

½ c. vegetable shortening

2 ¾ c. granulated sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. strawberry extract

6 lg. eggs, room temperature

¼ c. milk

2 T. heavy cream

1 ½ c. chopped fresh strawberries

Glaze
2 c. confectioners’ sugar, sifted

2 T. light corn syrup

4 T. milk

½ tsp. strawberry extract

2 drops red food coloring

Preheat oven to 325ºF.  Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt or 10-inch tube pan or spray with nonstick baking spray containing flour. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Sift again.  Set aside.  In large mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening, sugar and extracts on medium speed for 10 minutes or until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Reduce the mixer speed to low, and add the flour mixture by thirds, alternating with the milk and ending with the dry ingredients.  Mix just enough to blend the batter after each addition.  Stir in the heavy cream and fold in the strawberries.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.  Bake for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 1 hour.  Remove the pan and place the cake on a wire rack to cool completely.  Drizzle glave over cooled cake.  Serves 16.

Prepare glaze:  Put all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a medium saucepan over low heat and stir until smooth.  Remove from heat. Stir in the food coloring. If necessary strain with mesh strainer. Cool 1-2 minutes before using.

6 comments:

  1. I put a link to this Dessert Post in my Blog! I can't wait to try it!

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  2. Oh my goodness does that look great.

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  3. Wow! What a pretty and delicious sounding cake!

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  4. Hi

    Did you put chopped strawberries in the glaze. It look like there's strawberries in the glaze.

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