Cin's Strawberry-Chocolate Pound Cake

Cin Straw's Kitchen Recipe

By Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrands

Not only was this a fun cake to make, it turned out to be a very good dessert. Everyone loved it.

I like creating different pound cakes. They always end up making such a pretty presentation. Great to take to a pot luck or have at a family dinner.


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1 box
strawberry cake mix (i used pillsbury moist supreme)
1
(4 serving) pkg. chocolate instant pudding mix
1/3 c
oil (i use enova brand)
1/3 c
diet strawberry preserves (i used one named fifty-50)
3/4 c
luke-warm water
4
room temp. eggs
a pinch of sea salt and a squirt of lemon
the glaze:
3 Tbsp
chocolate syrup (i used ''got milk'' brand)
1 tsp
milk
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla
2/3 c
powder sugar

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350dF. Generously grease and flour a Bundt pan (or 10-inch tube pan) and sprinkle some sugar-crystals on the bottom.
2
Mix the Strawberry preserves with the warm water, add the sea salt and lemon stirring until mixed thoroughly.
3
Pour into large a mixing bowl, add cake mix and all the other ingredients.
Blend together on low with hand mixer, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
4
Pour into the bundt pan, (I bang it on the counter a couple times to release all the air bubbles).
Then I sprinkled sugar-crystals over the top of batter.
5
Put pan in the center of oven to bake for 45 to 50 minutes (cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).
6
Cool in pan on cooling rack for 25-min's...then invert onto cake plate and let finish cooling completely before drizzling with your glaze.
7
GLAZE:
Whisk ingredients together well and drizzle over cooled cake letting it run down sides.

NOTE:
When cake was slice it had the appearance inside like a richdarker version of a red-velvet-cake).

You can definitely see some bits of strawberries from the preserves throught the cake.
8
P.S.
Garnish with slices of Strawberries on top of glaze if you'd like.
You can just dust the cake with powdered sugar if you don't want a glaze it.

Another good way to glaze this cake is to take some of the Strawberry Preserves and heat, stirring, until it's becomes thinner like a syrup; poke some holes into cake and pour over the cake...or mix it with powdered sugar to make a thicker strawberry preserve glaze.