Just when you think you can’t possibly combine any more of your favorite things into one dessert, you happen across this cheesecake-filled, strawberry stuffed, lemon-glazed poundcake. That was a big too much of a mouthful for a recipe title though, right? So I stuck with Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Poundcake.
Is it slightly ironic that my very first post on this amazing blog doesn’t have ANY chocolate in it? A little bit? Well, I promise before long you’ll be up to your eyeballs in chocolatey goodness, but stick with me here because this one – its worth it.
This is one of those desserts that sounds way more complicated than it actually is. I use a boxed lemon poundcake mix from Krusteaz’s, but you can use a regular pound cake mix if you can’t find that locally. If you do, and want to maintain that awesome lemon flavor, I’d recommend adding 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract to a regular pound cake mix, or a couple teaspoons of lemon zest. You could also make it from scratch if you are so inclined.
Once that bit has been decided, you are almost done with this. The hardest part for me about baking is always deciding what it is that I want to bake! I spend more time paging through Pinterest and my favorite food blogs than I do actually shopping AND baking the stuff.
I know its full-on-fall right now, but I’m not quite ready to let go of those spring and summer flavors yet. We’re still getting some pretty fantastic strawberries out here in the Pacific Northwest, so I’m taking advantage of that for as long as I possibly can. Even though the weather isn’t really cooperating with my summery reminiscing today, I’m sticking with it.
Don’t get me wrong though. Fall cooking is my favorite kind of cooking. Minus the pumpkin. I might be the only person on the planet that isn’t into pumping everything – but apples? I’m game. Apple pie, apple crisp, apple cider, apple cake, all of it. Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie. I look forward to the time every year when Honey Crisps fall below $3 a pound, and this year I think I’m going to try canning some apple pie filling so I have an even quicker go-to dessert for when I’m in a pinch! That plus all the soups, roasts, and casseroles? I’m totally in. Add that all to the fact that my very favorite meal of all time is Thanksgiving dinner, and I’m a happy lady during the latter months of the year.
You can order Krusteaz Lemon Pound Cake Mix on Amazon if you can’t find it in your local store.
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