This recipe was created through an Instagram partnership with Paderno Kitchenware.
One of my favorite things about the summer season is not that much the warm weather as much as it is the abundance for fresh, local fruits and vegetables.
Starting in May, it just feels like all the groceries around me are overflowing with new local and seasonal produce and that gets me so excited to just get in the kitchen and start creating recipes.
In the summer months, I tend to crave desserts that are a little on the lighter end and that either feature tropical flavors (coconut, lime, mango, passion fruit etc.) or that feature in season fruits such as berries, peaches, plums, and melons.
Although I already have a lemon pound cake on my blog, I really wanted to create a loaf that featured juicy, sweet strawberries in season at the moment.
I also wanted this loaf to be very delicate in flavor as opposed to very bold. The texture of this cake is really really soft, slightly moist and wonderfully pillowy. The batter itself has wonderful hints of lemon and those diced strawberries sprinkled throughout add a lovely pop of flavor, color and texture.
The cake is glazed with a super simple 2 ingredients icing that really ties the entire recipe together. It is tangy, sweet and really brings out the lemony flavor of the loaf.
The steps to make this recipe are really super simple.
Mix the dry ingredients together.
Mix the wet ingredients together.
Put the dry ingredients together and mix until smooth.
Fold in the strawberries, transfer to a loaf pan, bake and let cool.
Prepare the glaze and drizzle it onto your cooled loaf.
On that note, if you are looking for a light cake to enjoy this summer and that features in season berries, I think this loaf is made for you!
If you end up trying it, be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below and share your creation over on Instagram and tagging me (@muriellebanackissa).
Have a great day!
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