Patriot Cake with Strawberry Coulis

Patriot Cake with Strawberry Coulis

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6 people
Patriot Cake

Red strawberries, white cake and the deep blue of blueberries just shout out USA to me; that’s why I named it Patriot cake!  You’ll find this colorful dessert one of the easiest cakes you will ever make. If your family is not big on lemon, omit the juice and zest and replace it with 1 teaspoon vanilla or even almond extract!  No time to make the coulis?  Don’t worry, a bit of chocolate syrup is delightful also!

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Zest from ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (almond extract can also be used but then delete the lemon zest)
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 1½ cups self rising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint strawberries, washed, hulled and cut in half
  • ½ pint fresh blueberries
  • Strawberry Coulis recipe for topping
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Beat together butter, sugar, eggs, lemon zest and extract and cream.
  • 3 Combine flour and salt.
  • 4 Gently add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, do not over mix.
  • 5 Spread mixture into a 9-inch spring form pan coated with non-stick spray.
  • 6 Press strawberries around the outside of the pan in a circular pattern and a few in the center. Fill remaining area with blueberries.
  • 7 Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  • 8 Cool 15-20 minutes and transfer to serving platter.
  • 9 For the Strawberry Coulis
  • 10 Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan over medium/low heat.
  • 11 Cook until the berries are very soft and the berry juices have reduced by half.
  • 12 Pour berry mixture into a strainer resting over a bowl.
  • 13 Using the back of a ladle, press the berry mixture around in the strainer until all the juices have gone through the strainer in to the bowl.
  • 14 Chill and serve over ice cream and the Patriot Cake.

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