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Sweet and lemon-y with a strawberry glaze, this Strawberry Lemonade Pound Cake makes for the perfect treat, and is ideal for gifting too!
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Okay, before we get into the details of this amazing pound cake that is chock full of fresh and light flavors, and is super duper easy to make, I want to talk about being a mom.
For me, one of the hardest parts of being a parent is the self-doubt. I remember as a kid thinking my parents really had it all figured out. They seemed to have all the answers, and that whole parenting thing was a breeze. Now I know what a misconception that was. None of us know what we are doing. We are all just winging it. Right? And we mess up sometimes.
As a mother to 4 little rascals I can honestly say most days I am just trying to make it through. Through to school drop off. Through to piano pick up. Through to dinner. Through to bedtime. Through to something. Some days are a lot easier than others. Sometimes I look at my kids and my heart just swells and I think how very lucky I am, and what a privilege it is to get to raise these amazing little humans. But more often then not it is simply exhausting, and it feels more like a chore than a privilege. Motherhood can be tough.
It is especially tough when we start to compare the way we “mother” to the way our friends do it. With things like Instagram and Facebook being such a big part of life, for me it is both work and personal, it is easy to get glimpses into the lives of other mothers. And this is not always a good thing. I find myself frequently feeling very insecure about my parenting skills, and who I am as a mother. I think most mothers feel this way from time to time. But it is hard to not compare my way of parenting, or my successes or failures as a parent with those of my friends and family. Especially when our lives are so visible.
But you know what? That just sucks. I am doing myself, and my children, a huge disfavor by comparing my low points in motherhood to the social shares of other mothers’ high points. The fact is, there are so many amazing moms out there, and they all do it a little differently. And that is something so cool, it should be acknowledged. You can take this fun quiz to find out what kind of mom you are:
Let’s celebrate and support mothers, no matter how they choose to parent, and applaud the fact that we/they made it through the day.
Today I am celebrating some of these incredible women. In particular my own mother and my mother-in-law. Did you guys realize Mother’s Day is less than 3 weeks away? In all the hubbub of actually being a mother, I didn’t even realize it until a friend mentioned it. But now that I know, I am planning to celebrate mothers with a Mother’s Day brunch, and you better believe this strawberry lemonade pound cake it going to be on the menu. Along with some tasty Dove chocolate, and of course, American Greetings Mother’s Day cards all around because everyone needs to know how truly incredible they really are.
Speaking of incredible…My mom is a pretty special lady. Despite not getting along in our past, I can honestly say no one supports me as much as my mom does. She reads every blog post I write. She brags about me to her friends. She watches my kids. In fact, just last week she watched my kids while I was working out of the house, AND she cleaned my house too. She is pretty great. Anyway, last Mother’s Day I gave her a big American Greetings card. It was like 18 inches tall. And guess what? She kept it. She actually has it displayed in her house. It has been almost a full year. This made me realize how meaningful a greeting card can be, especially if the sentiment it expresses is carefully selected, and a personalized note is subscribed inside.
So this year, in addition to sharing some of this tasty pound cake with my mother, I am including another American Greetings Mother’s Day card. I stood at their display for half an hour reading the cards to find the one that best fit my feelings. The options were awesome, and I can’t wait to give it to her, along with some pound cake!
You can share one too, and save some money with this offer: Spend $5 on any American Greetings products, Save $2 Starting 4/25
Strawberries and lemon are a pretty magical combination, so I figured they would be the perfect addition to the cards I selected for both my mother and my mother-in-law, who has always treated me like a daughter. While I was on the aisle picking up the cards, I also got some American Greetings Gift Packaging which makes gift giving super easy.
In this quick tutorial I’ll explain briefly you how to make this pound cake, and package it to give as a gift! Whether it is to your own mother, or some other mother you know, love, and respect. Let’s share the love and celebrate mothers everywhere together!
Mix your batter in a stand mixer.
Fill disposable baking loaf pans, and bake for 45-60 minutes at 325 degrees F.
Let the delicious pound cake cool completely.
Meanwhile, prepare the strawberry glaze.
When bread is cooled, top with glaze. I thinned mine down some so it would run down the sides, feel free to use more or less powdered sugar to achieve desired thickness.
Wrap in plastic wrap, and then American Greetings Tissue, and place in an American Greetings gift bag, along with a card, for a simple, tasty, and thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift.
Strawberry Lemonade Pound Cake
Lemon Pound Cake
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 5 eggs lightly beaten
- 2 Tbs lemon juice
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1/3 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2.5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 1/2 cup strawberries fresh & mashed up
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
- In a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add in lemon extract and vanilla and mix 20 seconds.
- Add lightly beaten eggs, sour cream, and lemon juice and zest. Mix until incorporated.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet.
- Pour into 2 disposable baking loaf pans (7 x 2.5 x 1.5)
- Bake for 45-60 minutes until edges are golden brown, and a butter knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let cook for 20 minutes on a cooling rack.
- Meanwhile, prepare the glaze for the top by mixing together the ingredients in a bowl. Adjust thickness by adding additional powdered sugar until you get to desired rate.
- Once bread is cooled, spread glaze evenly over the top of both loaves.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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