posted by Meryl 04-22-102 7:33 PM
Strawberry Pound Cake
8 oz strawberries, hulled and quartered
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
Grated zest (rind) of 1 orange
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 oz hulled strawberries
1 1/2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 1/4 cups heavy cream, whipped
5-6 extra strawberries, for decoration
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (325 F for dark pans). Butter a 9-inch round cake pan and line the base with parchment or waxed (greaseproof) paper.
Toss the strawberries in a little of the flour, to coat. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the orange zest (rind), flour, baking powder, and strawberries in 3 batches. Stir to combine after each addition.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Icing: Place the strawberries and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and process to a puree. Fold into the whipped cream. Ice the cake and decorate with the strawberries and serve.
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