Isn’t it such a blessing that we never have to wait for summer for strawberries? Aren’t freezers just the best invention ever?
Because this recipe calls for frozen strawberries, you can make this gorgeous and delicious cake in the dead of winter, when you have reached your pumpkin and gingerbread limit.
2 packages (10 oz eac) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teas baking soda
1/2 teas baking powder
1/2 teas salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
1/4 teas strawberry extract (if you do not have this, you can use vanilla)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries (you can use frozen if unable to find fresh)
1/2 teas vanilla
1/4 teas strawberry extract (if you do not have this, just add another 1/4 teas vanilla)
1/2 cup butter
Drain strawberries, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Chop the berries; set juice and berries aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and mix well. Stir in pecans, chopped berries and extract.
Pour into a greased and floured 10″ fluted tube pan. Bake at 325 for 1 1/4 hours or until cake tests done. Cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pan to a wire rack. (Mine only took a little over the hour)
In a small saucepan, combine the butter and reserved strawberry juice. Add the fresh sliced or frozen berries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in extracts and powdered sugar and mix until no lumps remain from the sugar. Pour glaze over warm cake.
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