July 9, 2011

Strawberry Dessert

I love summer fruits... strawberries, plums, nectarines, apricots, watermelons... I could go on and on but those are come of my favorite things.
I stopped by a local produce stand Saturday and picked up 1/2 a flat of strawberries. I was going to make a strawberry crisp but our temps were in the 80's and it was too hot to have the oven on for an hour.   I decided to make poundcake & top with strawberries and cream.   The strawberries were picked that morning, so fresh and sweet! I sliced them up and put them on top of a piece of poundake..then whipped up some whipping cream for a delish dessert to share with our friends.   I made strawberry filling with the rest of them for a cake that I'm going to bake sometime this week.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.


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1 comment:

jacamaca said...

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