which the little girl re-christened as "Crown of Strawberries Cake"... (note that she was the one who requested a strawberry cake!)
cake is really a lemon pound cake, using a whole vanilla pod and fresh
strawberries, baked in a half bundt pan. It's topped with
Vanilla-Bourbon Sauce and Strawberry-Vanilla Syrup, then garnished with
fresh whole strawberries.
The whole process starts with butter, lemon sugar and caviar from a vanilla pod.
It ends with diced, fresh strawberries folded in...
recipe should have baked in an 8 to 10-cup (regular) Bundt pan but I
wanted to try out my new half-Bundt silicone pan. I got a cake, 2
cupcakes and a dozen "half" cupcakes (using a muffin-top pan). The
non-stick silicone pan made unmolding the cake a breeze!
Here's a small "half" cupcake topped with Vanilla-Bourbon Sauce. See the lovely flecks of vanilla?
Here's the cake topped with Vanilla-Bourbon Sauce.
And, here's how it looks inside!
Happy Birthday, A-te J!
Until next year...