Strawberry [Cognac] Buttermilk Cake

Strawberry [Cognac] Buttermilk Cake Recipe - It's SOOO Delicious

As it turned out, no-one in the house wanted fruity donuts…
So, our Summer Bucket List plan to make Strawberry Donuts took a turn…
for the better…
with this Strawberry Buttermilk Cake…
Actually, it’s a Strawberry Cognac Buttermilk Cake…
Cognac’s optional, of course.

Strawberry [Cognac] Buttermilk Cake
loosely inspired by the Saveur donut issue…

INGREDIENTS

2 c flour
.5 tsp baking powder
.5 tsp baking soda
.25 tsp salt
.5 c unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2+ tbs Cognac [optional]
.75c buttermilk
1 small pint of strawberries [about a dozen], halved
1 tbs icing sugar [optional]

METHOD
Heat oven to 350.
Use baking spray to coat or butter and flour a 8-9 inch square or round baking dish.
Sift the dry ingredients into a small bowl.
In a mixer, cream butter and sugar.
Slowly add eggs, vanilla, cognac and, finally, buttermilk until combined.
Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
Place strawberry halves on top of the batter.
Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the cake is light and fluffy and a knife comes out clean.
If the edges start to brown, cover them in tinfoil.
Cool.
If desired, sprinkle the top of the cake with powdered sugar.
[I like to use a mesh tea ball/strainer for this job.]
Enjoy!
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