Lemon Verbana Cake with Strawberry Glaze

If life gives u lemons, make lemon cake!

et voila

I didn’t really use lemon verbana (the herb) but it made the cake sound that much more gourmet 😉

  • 1 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tblsp finely chopped fresh lemon verbena or 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tblsp freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tblsp milk
  • 2 tblsp fresh lemon juice

Mix flour, baking powder, salt.  In a different bowl mix butter, sugar, eggs and other wet ingredients. Slowly add flour mixture. Pop into cake pan and bake at 325 for 55 minutes .

For glaze:

  • strawberries, sliced
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tblsp corn starch

Stir over low heat until melted. Pour over cake when its baked.

Recipe adapted from epicurious.com

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