Lemon Pound Cake

I think pound cake is my favorite base for strawberry shortcake.  This cake is stand-alone good, but I just love strawberry shortcake so much, that it never does stand alone!  I love the This is great for strawberry shortcake! Along with sliced strawberries, drizzle some STRAWBERRY SAUCE for an extra wow factor!  (image from tastespotting.com)

Cream until fluffy:

1 c. (2 sticks) butter, at room temp.
4 eggs, at room temp.
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
zest from 3 lemons (optional--but makes it extra good!)
Add and mix together well:
3/4 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. lemon juice
3 cups white flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
-Grease and flour bundt pan. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 350 for 50-60 minutes until wood skewer comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then invert.  Glaze or serve with sliced strawberries and strawberry sauce and a little whipped cream.  Taste a little bit of heaven!!!

Optional glaze:
2 c. powdered sugar
3 1/2 TBS fresh lemon juice
-Combine and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake.




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