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Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake from At The Picket Fence

Am I the only one who sees a “heart shape” in just about everything when it comes to Valentine’s Day? Everywhere I look I see hearts. It’s like those pictures where you stare long enough and you can see faces or animals or …er okay, maybe that’s just me.

I find that happening around this time every year, love is in the air and hearts are on my mind! When I saw these gorgeous strawberries I immediately saw hearts, lots of pretty little strawberry hearts just waiting to be released from their strawberry confines.

Strawberry Hearts Tutorial

 Do you see them?  With a quick little trim and slice they make perfect little hearts that can be used to top so many different things!

I knew they would be the perfect addition to my Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake. Sweet baked in little hearts as a fun surprise for this delicious dessert!

Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake from At The Picket Fence

Do you create a special Valentine’s Day dessert for your family? If not, maybe you’ll give this treat a try!

Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake from At The Picket Fence

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 10

Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake from At The Picket Fence

Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake with Strawberry Jam Glaze. A perfect Valentine's Day treat for your family from At The Picket Fence

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter, softened
  • 6 Eggs, separated
  • 3 Cups Cake Flour
  • 1 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 4 Ounces Strawberry Jam
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Powder Sugar, sifted
  • 3 Tablespoons Hot Water
  • 1 Carton Strawberries

Instructions

  • Wash and dry strawberries. Remove top and slice a small "v" into middle of strawberry. Turn strawberry on side and slice through to form strawberry hearts
  • Cream sugar and Margarine
  • Add egg yolks slowly, beating well
  • Add egg whites, and cream well
  • Add flour and whipping cream alternating between them and beating well in between
  • Add in vanilla and almond extract, beat to combine
  • Pour into in a lightly greased tube, bundt or (2) loaf pans top with strawberry hearts
  • Bake at 325 degrees from approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes
  • GLAZE:
  • In saucepan melt butter
  • Combine in jam, stirring well
  • Remove from burner and slowly add in shifted powdered sugar and hot water, stir well
  • If necessary add in additional hot water to bring glaze to right consistency
  • Drizzle glaze over cake or serve along side
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2013/01/strawberries-and-cream-pound-cake.html

 Did you notice that fun printable recipe above? Now you can print our recipes straight from the blog! We hope you’ll enjoy this feature.

Wish you could join me for a piece of pound cake and a cup of coffee! We could chat about love, and family and strawberry hearts!

Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake from At The Picket Fence

Like something chocolate-y? Here’s another great Valentine’s Day recipe, my Chocolate Nutella Lava Cakes!

Thank you for joining me today! See you back here soon…at the picket fence!

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Comments

  1. Looks YUMMY and YES, I see hearts!!! Thanks so much for the recipe…can’t wait to try it!
    Cindy recently posted..GUEST BATH REMODEL ~ FINISHING TOUCHESMy Profile

  2. Oh these look so adorable and yummy too! Love the little strawberry hearts – how clever! Can I swing by your place for a coffee and a slice of this pound cake? ;) My family will love this recipe! Pinned!
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  3. What a great gift. A nice switch from traditional chocolates. Pinning! :)
    Shari @ Turnstyle Vogue recently posted..Adding Some Spring Style To Vintage Milk BottlesMy Profile

  4. YUM! What a delicious dessert or would be a great breakfast treat too!Beautiful photos!
    xx
    Anne
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  5. Oh my gosh that looks so GOOD!! Yes I can see the hearts, so cute!

  6. Hi Heather and Vanessa! This looks so delish. I’m determined to make holidays BIG this year for our family and I’m already planning Valentine’s Day. Pinning this to make. :)
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  7. YUM!!
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  8. Michael Reddin says:

    This looks so good and I plan to try it! Do you remember when we gave Vanesa and you a little heart-shaped box of chocolates each Valentine’s Day? So long ago. Love you! Mom and Dad

  9. How cute with the strawberry hearts and it looks delicious, too! Gonna pin it!
    jp recently posted..A Shabby Glam Rustic Heart on a White Twig WreathMy Profile

  10. mmmm…that looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe too.
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  11. You are SUCH a rock star (and can you please insert about 50 million exclamation points here)! I LOVE it! Seriously! Those pictures are off-the-charts fabulous! Totally sharing anywhere in the universe….pinning….facebooking!

    You go girl!

    :) me
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  12. From the stunning photography to the amazing recipe (homemade pound cakes beats the cardboard like store bought any day of the week), I am truly head over heels in love! I’m seeing hearts!!
    Kelly
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  13. Yummmmmmmmm…This looks delicious AND beautiful. That new light kit… wow! Amazing photo, Heather!

    PS- Hope you feel better soon, Vanessa! :hug
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  14. So gorgeous ! It looks soooo delicious …LOVE the new equipment…! Xo

  15. So what time would you like me to come over for some Coffee and Cake :) This looks so YUMMY, Heather.
    xo
    Angelina
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  16. Okay Heather, This is a MUST MAKE! yep, I see strawberries as hearts this time of rear too:) This pound cake sounds sooooo good!
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  17. YUM!!! This looks so good!
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  18. Looks fantastic! And Yummy too! Thanks for sharing, Laura
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  19. Wow…looks fantastic and sounds so delicious!…Love the printable recipe!!

  20. Whoa – how incredibly scrumptious!!
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  21. Looks de-lish! What a fun feature with the printable recipe too. Very cool!!

  22. Beautiful…making my mouth water. I love the way you have the recipe designed!
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  23. Goodness … yup, pretty sure I just gained 5 lbs. by just *looking* at that! Yum! The hearts are too sweet peeking through. Thanks for sharing!
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  24. OOh that looks absolutely delicious, I would love to share it in my weekly inspiration post and link back for your recipe and full post.

    Lee

  25. Thanks so much for sharing this, it is so cute and looks yummy!! Pinning now :-D

    Hannah ♫
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