Strawberries and Cream with Grandma's Poundcake Recipe

One of my favorite desserts and actually birthday cake favorites.  I love to make this one for my own birthday every year. Nothing else compares. The cake is buttery heavy and rich and goes perfectly with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Simple, elegant and you just can't go wrong with a cake that grandma made. Making this in her #memorialdayweekend memory. Thanks Gram!

You will need:
Heavy cream whipped and sweetened with sugar
1 quart cleaned and washed and hulled strawberries sliced
1 pound cake recipe below or store bought
strawberry ice cream topping or warm strawberry jam

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

For the cake:
1 1/2 pounds of butter at room temperature
3 cups sugar cream for 4 minutes with a heavy duty electric mixer on medium high.  Beat until light, it may be longer than 4 minutes depending on your mixer. Should be a lemony light color.

Add:
9 whole large eggs
4 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon milk
4 teaspoons vanilla pure

Bake in greased buttered and floured loaf pans at 350 for 1 hour or until the tooth pick comes out clean in the center of the loaf pans. Completely cool.

Whip chilled heavy cream and sweeten with sugar (around 4 tablespoons) to taste. Slice the cooled pound cake in half. Layer with fresh strawberries and drizzle with strawberry ice cream topping or warmed strawberry jam.  Top first layer with whipped cream. Add the top layer or pound cake. Spread with whipped cream. Add more strawberries and drizzle with more strawberry topping. Chill or serve. You can make three loaves with this recipe. I freeze the other two for future use.
+claudia lamascolo   Author

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