Perfect Pound Cake with Strawberry Coulis ~ A perfect pound cake made untraditionally with cream cheese. Yes, really, cream cheese and it’s so good! Add the strawberry coulis and you will be rhythmically tapping the plate as you scoop your next fork full.
Seldom do I get a request from my family for any dessert. That being said, a request was placed for some pound cake and prefaced with, “Nothing fancy, just plain buttery pound cake”. Keeping things plain should be simple enough, right? But somehow that’s like asking a sprinter to walk—I just couldn’t help myself.
Strawberry season has begun and fresh from the Farmer’s Market was a basket of beautiful strawberries intended for some Strawberry Shortcake testing. But the request was opportune, as I remembered just recently seeing abunsinmyoven’s recipe for Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Strawberry Coulis that I wanted to try.
Intrigued by the cream cheese portion of the pound cake, I decided to tie everything together: Pound cake for the request while testing a new recipe and a touch of dress-up with the coulis.
The only thing I added to the recipe was the lemon cream cheese glaze. I added the glaze because I like the balance lemon gives to the buttery taste of pound cake- just a personal preference. Of course, you can bypass the glaze, the pound cake taste great without it.
A few notes:
1. Go to http://bit.ly/cdrixG for the recipe.
2. This can be made four days in advance (without the finishing glaze) and keep it wrapped tightly with plastic.
Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
Yields ¾ cup
3 tablespoon Cream Cheese (room temperature)
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1.Mix all ingredients until smooth. Let stand for 20 minutes to thicken. Pour over completely cooled pound cake