Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lemon Strawberry Pound Cake


My favorite flavors of summer are lemon and any kind of berry. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries - you name it. I love the blend of tart lemon with a sweet juicy berry.

If you're partial to lemon and strawberry, this is a recipe for you. It's super easy! I woke up on a Sunday morning and while waiting for Cody to come home from whatever adventure he was on that day, I whipped this together in no time. It was going to be a hot day (no surprise there!) so I did not want to spend more time than I had to in the kitchen.

I nearly fell in love with the batter on its own. Once ready for baking, it became this velvety soft batter that poured oh so easily into the pan. I was mesmerized and nearly forgot to stop halfway through to add my sliced strawberries.


Luckily for you, I snapped out of it and got my strawberry on.


The best part of this cake? After it comes out of the oven, you poke it to death with a toothpick and pour beautiful sweet sugar and lemon juice on top. The cake drinks it all up and is left with a sticky sweet glaze on top.


Lay it on me!


The lemony sugary pour makes the cake a bit gooey and crumbly but it's all one magical bite after another when you get it on your plate. Tart, sweet, and perfectly fresh for summer!


If I made one every Sunday, would that be a problem? I think not!


Lemon Strawberry Pound Cake

Adapted from The Casual Craftlete

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • Juice of medium lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8-10 ripe strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 325 and grease a loaf pan thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl or mixer, mix together 1 cup sugar and ½ cup melted butter.
  3. Add 2 well beaten eggs and the juice from your lemon and mix well.
  4. Add ¼ teaspoon of salt, 1½ cups flour, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder to the mixture.
  5. Add ½ cup of milk and mix until combined.
  6. Pour half of your batter into your loaf pan.
  7. Layer your strawberries to cover the surface of the batter.
  8. Gently pour remaining batter and spread to cover your strawberries.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour or until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk ⅓ cup of fresh lemon juice and ¼ cup of sugar.
  11. Using a toothpick, poke holes liberally in the top of the cake and drizzle the lemon juice and sugar mixture over the top.

9 comments:

  1. I think lemon and berry anything should be officially recognized as the Official Taste Of Summer - and this looks like the perfect combo of those! :)

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  2. Mmm, that sounds SO good!! I don't usually like fruit in cakes, cookies, etc., but I make an exception for strawberries!

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  3. Oh my god your blog makes me so hungry! This looks sooooo delectable! I have to make this for sure, although unfortunately I really dislike strawberries (every time I tell someone, they are in shock) But I'm sure raspberries might do well with this? Thanks for sharing!

    http://welcometoflipsville.blogspot.ca

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    1. Oooo raspberries would be so great, I bet!! Thanks for your kind comments!

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  4. Yum on so many lovely levels!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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  5. So basically once I become rich (or marry rich HAHA), I am going to hire you as my personal chef and pay you in the form of all the pretty dresses, purses and shoes you want! Sound like a plan? Cody can come along too, and Steve!
    XO Amanda | Sans Scrubs

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    1. I LOVE this plan! I shall make you whatever you want with Steve on my shoulder. ;)

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  6. Mmm, I absolutely LOVE the combination of lemon + berries, so this sounds absolutely perfect to me. Especially with that lemon/sugar mixture poured over. SWOON!

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  7. I totally agree lemon and any berry is great and this cake looks so good :D

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