Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

I love strawberry season.  They are so good to eat plain or in desserts.  I decided to make a cake and I used some Mascarpone that I had in the refrigerator.  You could substitute in sour cream if you don't have any Mascarpone. 

Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 cup Mascarpone
2 cups cake flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

8 oz strawberries diced (1 1/4 cups)
1/4 cup cake flour

In a small bowl, combine the diced strawberries and 1/4 cup cake flour.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until a light yellow.  Add in eggs, lemon juice and zest.  Blend in Mascarpone.  Stir in the dry ingredients and spices.  Gently fold in the strawberries.  Place in a greased and floured bundt pan.  Bake at 350° for one hour.  Allow to cool for 20 minutes before turning over unto a plate.  Cool completely before icing.

Icing ~

1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Drizzle over the top of the cooled cake.