Very very simple..I have made this cake before..gleaned from Best Recipes magazine on the internet,no real instructions..time of cooking etc..but recently saw a pound cake adorned w/ strawberry hearts..so I decided to add them to this cake..
I made one regular loaf size and a mini ..
The minis are.. 2 bites.. 2 bite minis:)
The center stays moist because the berry cooks in the cake..
I wish everything I baked and cooked was pink and turquoise:)
Like the tapenade I made recently.. it would be much more photogenic:)
Every dish would be:)
I could not resist sharing this cute ringleted back ...I was with..this pretty sweet girl at Lucas' 8th birthday party:)
Her baby sister is just as delicious.. but I didn't get a back shot of her..
20 children were there..and parents.. we painted faces..
I did the boys..Super Mario and Luigis..
our other daughter did the girls..Butterflies:)
And I got my face painted with flowers by a little girl named Ava..
She did a better job than I did~
Getting back to the cake..
It's lovely with a cup of tea..
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1 free range egg I am sure mine wasn't
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
2/3 cup of milk..I used buttermilk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon
8 tbsps melted butter..I didn't
So no instructions..I creamed my very soft butter and sugar..added the egg..extact..buttermilk..and mixed in the flour that I mixed with the baking powder.
Put in my molds..and pressed strawberrie..you make a v in a whole strawberry..then slice in half and press.
I bake mine in a 350 degree oven.. at least 30 mins for the wee one..longer for the other..you will have to do the cake test..my larger one took about 40 minutes..and I teneted with foil towards the end as I did not want the top too brown.
You can dust with icing sugar..:)
Very good~ You can serve alone..or with ice cream..crème fraiche.etc...I recently made cf at home thanks to Sue at The View From Great Island..~ Nice to be able to make it~
I am amazed at all the pinks in the garden right now..Mostly..The Anemones.. the beautifuul swaying japanese anemones... Phlox..Zero maintenance.. 100% payback in just cutting back in the fall..the rudbeckias.. lilies..roses.. geraniums of course..are still going strong..
But there is a difference to our air here~
My neighbor's Maple across the street.. has southern exposure in the AM..that tree is always the first to show ..rouge..(Sob)..
I found one on our lawn out back too..
Too too soon.
Stand back Autumn....please:)?
I need more time~