Strawberry Pound Cake

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Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 s sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 s all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 buttermilk
  • 1/2 chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond or strawberry extract
  • Strawberry Sauce:
  • 1 sugar
  • 1/2 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond or strawberry extract

Directions

Drain strawberries, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Chop strawberries; set juice and berries aside. In mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in pecans, chopped strawberries and extracts.
Pour into greased and floured 10-inch fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° 1 1/4 hours or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
In small saucepan, combine sugar and reserved strawberry juice. Add sliced strawberries. Bring to boil; cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in extracts. Brush some sauce over warm cake. Serve cake with remaining sauce. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

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