Monday, April 9, 2012

Mix it Up Monday

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! We took advantage of the beautiful weather to get some work done in the yard and garden after church and brunch. It was a little tricky with the brace on but after all that work and fresh air we were ready for a treat! I adapted an old Pillsbury recipe and added some of the fresh strawberries I picked up at Costco a couple of days ago the result was kind of like lemon poppy seed muffins with strawberry jam!
I love serving cakes on one of the cake plates from my collection. This one is a vintage one from probably the 50's in the harp pattern and features a sweet, gold beaded edge. It was a long ago birthday gift from my sister which makes it even more special!

 Strawberry Poppy Seed Brunch Cake
Adapted from a Pillsbury Bake-Off Recipe
2/3 cup sugar (or less if you prefer)
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 egg
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons poppy seed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dairy sour cream (I used plain Greek yogurt)

2 cups cut up, fresh strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons flour
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bottom and sides of 9 or 10 inch spring form pan.  In large bowl, eat 2/3 cup sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Add lemon peel and egg. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.  In medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, poppy seed, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream.  Spread batter over bottom and 1 inch up sides of greased and floured pan, making sure batter on sides is 1/3 inch thick.

In medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients; spoon over batter.  Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until crust is golden brown.  Cool slightly. Remove sides of pan.

In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency.  Drizzle over cake. 8 servings. 

On the remodeling project...
the bathroom countertops have been installed and they put the doors on today!
Hopefully by the end of this week our bedroom will no longer look like this. Our little six week project has now lasted 13!


~Sara said...

Your cake looks so yummy. I always serve my cakes on cake plates also. Yours looks so pretty! Bet it was yummy as well. Blessings ~Sara

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

mmm..What a tasty looking cake - I just gained 5 lbs looking at it! Thanks for sharing the recipe Roberta!
Sure can't wait to see pics of that finished bathroom!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

What a wonderful flavor combination! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Yum!!! The cake looks wonderful!!!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!!
Love your counters tops in the bathroom ~ looks like kitty approves too!
Prim Blessings

Raymond Homestead said...

That looks soooo good!

Misi said...

YUMMO! Your cake looks and sounds delicious! Such a beautiful gift- those plates are divine. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
I'm not quite sure of what appeals to me more - that beautiful kitty or those perfect counter tops!