If you dropped by after reading today's devotion, welcome! I am glad to have you! On Mondays, I run a regular feature called "In A Food Mood." The goal of this weekly post is to inspire you to get in the kitchen and whip up something yummy for your family, thus putting you IN A FOOD MOOD. I can honestly say, there are times I am NOT in a food mood. I don't feel like meal planning, I don't feel like grocery shopping, and I don't feel like cooking. But it's part of my job description, so I have to get over it. I've found that visiting blogs and websites by people who are excited about cooking can get me back in a food mood and put new wind in my kitchen sails.
So, with all of that said, I will share a recipe that inspired me this past week when I received it in my inbox courtesy of The Cottage Journal. We love lime anything at our house, so I am sure this cake will be a hit. If you'd like to receive this e-newsletter, you can subscribe by visiting this link.
LIME POUND CAKE WITH STRAWBERRY SAUCE
Makes 1 (10-inch) cake (about 12 servings)
2 (16-ounce) boxes pound cake mix, Betty Crocker®
1 1⁄3 cups water or whole milk
1⁄2 cup butter, softened
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon lime juice
Strawberry Sauce (recipe follows)
Garnish: lime wedges, fresh strawberries
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a tube pan with nonstick baking spray with flour.
2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, butter, and eggs; beat at low speed with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium, and beat for 2 minutes, stopping to scrape bowl as needed (batter will be thick). Stir in lime zest and lime juice. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Serve with Strawberry Sauce. Garnish with lime wedges and strawberries, if desired.
Makes about 1 cup
1 1⁄2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled, Driscoll’s®
1⁄3 cup sugar, Domino®
2 teaspoons lime zest
1. In the work bowl of a food processor, combine strawberries, sugar, and lime zest; process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.