Freezer Meal Recipes: Pound Cake

I love keeping pound cake on hand for a quick summer dessert!

pound cake

One of my favorite quick desserts to serve is strawberry shortcake. I usually use pound cake and a strawberry-lime topping with whipped cream. More than once, I have picked up the cakes at Costco. But pound cake freezes really well! So, I can just make the cakes and keep them in the freezer for that next occasion when I need a quick and easy dessert. It is also good with other fruits and/or glazes.

This recipe is how I think pound cake should be; buttery and dense with a moist, fine crumb. In fact, it is dense enough that you can cut it into shapes or even grill it!

Freezer Meal Recipes: Pound Cake

Yield: 2- 8.5 x 4.5 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted butter (4 sticks)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour or cake flour
  • 8 large eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugars, salt, vanilla, and baking powder until smooth and fluffy. Add the flour and mix well. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well and scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl.
  3. Spoon the batter into 2 lightly greased 8.5 x 4.5 loaf pans. Bake the cakes for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the caked from the oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Then turn the cakes out onto a rack to cool completely.
  4. Preparing For the Freezer:
  5. Wrap the cooled cake tightly with plastic wrap and then foil. Freeze for up to 1 month.
  6. Prepare after Freezing:
  7. Let the cake thaw at room temperature, about 2-4 hours.
  8. To Serve:
  9. This cake is great at room temperature. But there are also some fun ways to warm it up. First of all, unwrap the thawed cake. Then choose a method...
  10. Oven: Heat oven to 350. Place the cake on a baking sheet and warm in the oven for about 10-15 minutes.
  11. Stovetop: Slice the cake and spread butter on both sides. Place the slice in a skillet, on medium heat. When both sides are golden brown, remove from heat and serve with ice cream.
  12. Grill: Butter both sides of 1-inch thick slices. Cook over medium in direct heat until the outside is browned, about 1-2 minutes. The outside will be crispy and the inside will still be soft!
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Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.

Strawberry-Lime Shortcakes

Ingredients

  • 6 slices pound cake
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, about 2 limes
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix sliced strawberries, sugar, and lime juice. Stir well, cover, and refrigerate. Let the sugar dissolve for about 15 minutes. Stir again before serving.
  2. Top cake with strawberry topping and whipped cream.
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Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites.

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