Lemon Verbena Pound Cake With Strawberries
1 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons finely-chopped fresh lemon verbena (or 1 tbs freshly-grated lemon zest)
1 tablespoon freshly-grated lemon zest
1 cup granulated sugar
3 larges eggs
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar plus
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and butter and flour a 1-quart kugelhopf pan, knocking out excess flour.
In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, verbena (or zest), and zest. In another bowl with an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, and beat in vanilla. Beat in half of flour mixture. Beat in milk and lemon juice and beat in remaining flour mixture until just combined.
When cake is completely cooled, drizzle glaze over cake and let it drip down sides.
Serve cake at room temperature with strawberries.