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Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe

Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe

"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 YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • STRAWBERRY SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond or strawberry extract

Directions

  • 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.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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