Strawberry Pound Cake

 Pound Cake

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus a bit extra for the pan

2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus a bit extra for the pan

1 cup sugar

½ cup strawberry puree

4 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 6-cup (8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch) loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; add vanilla and salt. With mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating just until combined (do not over mix).
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour (tent with aluminum foil if browning too quickly). Let cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack, and turn upright to cool completely.