Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake......with a Twist.....

......of lemon, that is!

It is almost strawberry season in my area but I can't wait for the local crop. The strawberries offered at Walmart and Aldi's have been really good so I have been making strawberry shortcake ALOT.

Recently I had some fresh berries in the fridge and because it is such a quick, easy dessert to make last minute I decided one night that we would have it for dessert again. Only one problem. It was 90+ degrees outside and I did not want to turn the oven on to make the shortcakes.

I had some lemon bread on hand so I used it for the bottom layer and WOW! It was wonderful! Who knew?

Of course you have to have the best lemon bread there is to start with, so I am going to give you the recipe for it! I found it on Pinterest and it happens to be Starbucks recipe for the lemon loaf they sell.

Starbucks Lemon Loaf

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 eggs, room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons lemon extract

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup oil

zest of one lemon


1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons whole milk

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Whisk to combine.

Directions for loaf:

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9 x 5 loaf pan.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a medium bowl, combine eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon juice with a mixer until blended.

Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and blend until smooth. Add oil and lemon zest and mix well.

Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and pour glaze over it*, then cool in pan on a rack.

* I did this the first time I made the loaf and it was melty and runny but tasted delicious. The second time I decided to wait till the loaf cooled to put the glaze on. Not as good! I think by putting it on while hot makes the glaze soak into the bread....yum! Lesson learned...follow the recipe!


AnnMarie :)

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  1. Oh this does look wonderful!!
    Strawberry shortcake is my favorite food. But, this looks perfect as a 'company' upscale version.

  2. AnnMarie,
    Okay this does sound good. I love the glaze on it. My daughter love lemon and she loves strawberry shortcake so I'm going to share it with her. Pinning!!!
    Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Trivia.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  3. I want to have a bite, that's looking delicious.

  4. My daughter loves lemon bread...we'll have to try this soon! Thanks for a great recipe!

  5. That sounds so good. I'm going to have to try it.

  6. This looks amazing.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  7. AnnMarie, did you intend to have lemon extract in the ingredient list two times. One time it says 1/3 cup and 2nd time says 2 tsp. I do love Starbucks lemon cake. Wegmans carries a pretty good one too. It alsdo has a glaze on it. It's one of those tube cakes. I only buy that when I'm doing strawberry shortcake. It freezes well too.

  8. What's not to love? Sounds delicious! I am glad I saw it at Tasty Tuesdays.

  9. Can I come over or some now pleeeeeeeeeease?

  10. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  11. That lemon bread looks good! And so do those berries. What a great combination. :)

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  12. I love Starbucks Lemon Loaf. Pinning this recipe. Thank you for coming by and sharing this on Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party.

    Fluster Buster

  13. Mmmmm this is certainly a twist! :) It looks yummy; I LOVE strawberry shortcake! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

  14. So trying this tomorrow, thanks for sharing. thanks for visiting my blog and following you back on bloglovin. Have a great week.

  15. Mmmmm... We love berries with lemon! Great recipe! I've been so enamored with your posts, I keep forgetting to thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    I am also co-hosting Tuesdays with a Twist this week, which is still open. Would you have time to buzz back over and link this recipe?

  16. Thank you for linking at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  17. Absolutely delicious!!! ***I just read your about me...We also have a Maine Coon. His name is Rocky!***

    YOU have been featured at Tuesdays with a Twist today! Hope to see you again!



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