Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe
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Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe

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"This beautiful bundt cake is my husband's favorite," relates Sue Wesson of Springhill, Louisiana. Sue adds chopped pecans and strawberries to the batter, and she brushes the cake right out of the oven with a sweet strawberry glaze. Any extra glaze can be served on the side.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond or strawberry extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond or strawberry extract


  1. Drain strawberries, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Chop the strawberries; set juice and berries aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and mix well. Stir in the pecans, chopped strawberries and extracts.
  3. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from the pan to a wire rack.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and reserved strawberry juice. Add the sliced strawberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts. Brush some of the sauce over the warm cake. Serve cake with remaining sauce. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Pound Cake in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p61

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"Friends made and used this recipe for my daughters wedding cake (June) it was fabulous!!! and a year later the saved top was just as good!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"Wow - I didn't expect this cake to be as delicious as it was! Had some ripe strawberries to use up so thought I'd try this recipe, and it was totally worth it. Very moist and soft cake, with lots of delicate strawberry flavour, just beautiful! Perfect for springtime :)"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"This cake was delicious. Not the texture and density you expect from a typical pound cake.Very moist and soft. I used strawberry extract, not almond and left out the nuts. Great without the glaze. I have it for breakfast with a cup of coffee"

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