Sunday, June 29, 2014

Strawberry Cream Cheese Loaf

Tuesday is Canada Day and I would like to wish you a wonderful Day.
  I hope you are able to rest and enjoy this day with family and friends
It's strawberry season and my strawberry patch has been producing lovely red ripe berries for the last few weeks now.  I have frozen many bags already but wanted to bake something special with the fresh ones that I picked this morning and I had a block of cream cheese that I wanted to use.  This tasty and not too sweet cake is perfect with a cup of tea or for sharing with a neighbor who has looked after and watered my plants while I was away- thanks Anne.  I also baked up a batch into
mini Bundt cakes, which will be perfect for sharing and the Red and White colours of this loaf are perfect for celebrating July 1st!
Strawberry Cream Cheese Loaf

You will need fresh strawberries, diced.

The rest of the ingredients you will need.

I doubled the batch I made and baked up some mini Bundt cakes too.
I also drizzled a fresh strawberry glaze on it. (see recipe below)

The Strawberry Cream Cheese Loaf looks and smells delicious.
1/2 cup Coconut Butter/oil
1 cup sugar
4 ounces cream cheese
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl or mixer cream coconut butter, sugar and cream cheese
until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time and mix well between additions.
Add vanilla and mix.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and slowly add
to the cream cheese mixture until all ingredients are mixed together.
Add in the buttermilk just until it is mixed into the batter.
Fold in the strawberries.
Spray 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray or grease with coconut butter
Spoon batter into loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in
the center comes out clean.
Let cool, serve with whipped cream or ice cream.....enjoy
For the fresh strawberry glaze:
in a small bowl add 1/4 cup powder sugar (icing sugar)
into this mash 2-3 ripe strawberries into it and stir together with 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
until it is a 'glaze' consistency, drizzle over pieces of loaf when serving.
''Every Child is potentially the light of the World'
                                                Abdu'l - Baba

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