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Strawberry shortcake pound cake is a slight twist on a classic. Instead of shortcakes (biscuits), I use toasted slices of pound cake topped with macerated strawberries and fresh whipped cream.
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Strawberry shortcake always reminds me of my grandmother. It was one of the desserts (yes, one of several) that she always served during summer cookouts. Even if she was expecting just 6 guests for dinner, she’d have food and desserts for 12.
For the longest time, I didn’t even know that pound cake wasn’t the traditional cake used in this dessert. She always used pound cake, or angel food cake, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream from a can.
I also use pound cake, though I toast my slices in the oven first, so that the cake absorbs the juices of the strawberries. I macerate the sliced strawberries in Dixie Crystals sugar (and Grand Marnier if no children will be eating the dessert), and whip my own cream.
As much as I love chocolate desserts, I do love this strawberry shortcake pound cake dessert in the summer time. It’s light (ish), with fresh summer flavors.
It also makes a delicious finale for spring and summer holiday meals, cookouts or get-togethers at any time of day, from brunch to dinner!
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For the pound cake
- 16 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
- 4 Egglands Best eggs
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the strawberries
- 1 lb strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 2 tbsp Dixie Crystals sugar
For the whipped cream
- 2 cups heavy cream, chilled
- 2 tbsp Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Make the pound cake
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter until very light. Gradually beat in the sugar, then the eggs, one at a time, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl between additions. Continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In another small bowl, whisk together the milk and extract.
- Alternately add the wet and dry ingredients to the butter/sugar/egg mixture, starting and ending with the flour. Stir to combine after each addition. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.
- Bake the cake for 60 to 65 minutes, until it springs back when pressed lightly in on top, and a long toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. If the cake appears to be browning too quickly, tent it with foil for the final 15 minutes of baking.
- Remove the cake from the oven, and loosen its edges. Wait 5 minutes, then carefully turn it out of the pan onto a rack to cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Make the strawberries
- Thirty minutes prior to serving, place sliced strawberries in a large bowl. Sprinkle the sugar over top and toss to coat. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Make the whipped cream
- Beat the cream on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
- Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the cream and continue beating until medium-stiff peaks form. Beat in the extract. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350 Saturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 112mg Sodium: 178mg Carbohydrates: 30g Sugar: 16g Protein: 4g
Pound cake recipe from King Arthur Flour
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