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Lemon Verbena Pound Cake with Strawberries Recipe

I love lemon verbena. I am big fan of anything citrus and this plant gives the perfect lemony flavor to any recipe. If you cannot find lemon verbena, just grate some fresh lemon zest instead.

In this twist on an old (and much loved) pound cake recipe, I have added fresh strawberries and COOL WHIP whipped topping to create a delicious dessert perfect for everyday.

Lemon Verbena Pound Cake with COOL WHIP & Strawberries

1 cup cake flour (not the self-rising kind)

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lemon verbena
No lemon verbena? Use 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon zest

1 tablespoon of fresh lemon zest

1 stick softened, unsalted butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Preheat oven to 325°F.


Butter and loaf type pan with flour (I use a Wilton Loaf Pan). Make certain to knock out the excess flour.


Add flour, salt, baking powder, zest and lemon verbena into a bowl. Whisk together.


In a second bowl beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy and light.


Add in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well. Add in vanilla and half of flour mixture. Beat well.


Add in milk, lemon juice and remaining flour mixture. Beat until just combined.


Add batter into pan (I use a large ladle) and smooth the top of the mixture.


Bake in the middle of your oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until the top is golden brown plus your toothpick comes out clean.


Cool cake in the pan on a rack for 20-25 minutes.


Cut your cooled pound cake into 1 inch slices. Add one generous tablespoon of COOL WHIP onto one slice of pound cake and spread to edges. Layer 1 large, sliced strawberry on top. Add another slice of pound cake. Repeat steps 2 & 3. Add a generous teaspoon of COOL WHIP for garnish.



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