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


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.


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.


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.


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. :)


we can all enjoy some summer strawberry cake!


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.