Saturday, May 28, 2011

Summer Strawberry Lemon Cake


1 small strawberry yogurt cup


2 cups strawberries


1 half lemon.



1/2 cup butter softened


1 cup sugar


2 eggs


1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla


1/2 tsp salt


1 strawberry yogurt cup


1 tsp baking soda


1 cup mashed strawberries


1 1/2 cup flour



steps:


preheat oven to 350 F


grease pan


1. in large bowl cream butter and sugar.


Add eggs, beat 1 minute.


stir in vanilla and salt.


2. in the yogurt cup add the baking soda and stir


3. add step two and flour to the large bowl (step #1)


beat well.


(I beat the butter and sugar with a mixer and


hand-stirred the rest).


Then stir in the mashed strawberries.


Bake 30 minutes or so,


until the top springs back when lightly touched.


While baking/cooling:


cream together 2 tbs butter and 1 or 1 and a bit more


confectioners sugar.


Add 2 tbs milk


squeeze lemon juice to taste (I did 2 tbs)


1 tsp of lemon zest.


beat till smooth.


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I added the frosting the next day so it was more frosting


instead of glaze; if you add it while the cake is still warm


I think it will be more of a glaze than a frosting.


Either way works.


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When making this cake for a baby shower and


the baby's gender is known,


you can celebrate by writing it in slivered strawberries,


if desired:



I came back home with the empty pan

many cake compliments

and 1 request for the recipe.

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This post is dedicated to my Mom who said to me

that she never gets to see any of

my baking.

Here you go Mom! :)


Of course I think my Mom also means she wants me

to make her some when I am home next. :)


Meanwhile,

we can all enjoy some summer strawberry cake!

6 comments:

Mat. Emily said...

Mmmm! Sounds so good!

E Helena E said...

3rd try now at leaving a comment...
Very yummy sounding! Looking forward to praying with you (and the expectant parents) in church tomorrow!

Matushka Anna said...

What a delicious recipe! I love the combination of strawberry and lemon. I got some strawberry lemon ice cream on sale at the store this week. It's not something I would have thought to combine but it's lovely!

Sarah Euphemia said...

Looks very yummy, Elizabeth!

elizabeth said...

thanks everyone! It was very good indeed! so much that I am scheming to make another one for next weekend... except that the next one will need diff. flour for a friend w. gluten allergy...

E-H yes! look forward to praying with you also! :)

RW said...

summer cake. crazy. we have not had spring yet. today. today we have some good skies and promised warmth.

peace to you.