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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
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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. 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

  2. says

    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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  3. says

    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

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