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Basil Cake with Balsamic Strawberries

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars
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"I developed this cake for an Easter party and it was beautiful! It was a refreshing new blend of flavors and now I use fresh herbs as often as I can when I making desserts! This cake sits well. You can serve the berries on the side as well."
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Ingredients

1 h 55 m servings 587
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 fluted tube cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Generously grease a fluted tube pan (such as a Bundt(R)).
  3. Stir vegetable oil, eggs, and sour cream in a large bowl until thoroughly combined; stir in cake mix, instant vanilla pudding mix, and basil until batter is smooth.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake until the cake is lightly browned at the edges and a toothpick inserted into the thickest part of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
  6. Let cake cool in pan for 20 minutes before inverting to turn cake out onto rack to cool completely.
  7. Stir balsamic vinegar with sugar in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until vinegar syrup is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool syrup to room temperature.
  8. Just before serving, stir strawberries with balsamic syrup in a bowl; spoon berries and syrup over the cake. Sprinkle cake with fresh mint.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 587 calories; 29.4 75.4 7.3 106 656 Full nutrition

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I tried this recipe because it was so different from other cake recipes. My husband likes it so much he had two pieces. The only thing I did different was to add Splenda to the strawberries an...

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I was hesitant about this cake. I am sorry but IMO, basil does not belong in cake. The basil does come through in the flavor but my friends and I did't care for it. And am not sure why everyone ...

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I tried this recipe because it was so different from other cake recipes. My husband likes it so much he had two pieces. The only thing I did different was to add Splenda to the strawberries an...

I made a sour cream pound cake from scratch, using the same number of eggs, butter, vanilla, and the basil, then made the balsamic strawberries as directed. It was delicious. I really liked that...

I was hesitant about this cake. I am sorry but IMO, basil does not belong in cake. The basil does come through in the flavor but my friends and I did't care for it. And am not sure why everyone ...

The cake was excellent the balsamic strawberry I thought sounded good and then I heard one of the mechanics at my husbands work refer to the sauce as motor oil. So recommend another sauce or a l...

My mom loves strawberry shortcake...I will be making this cake for her next birthday. The basil gives it a lemony flavor, it's very moist and the tangy strawberries are very refreshing. I tried...

Very nice moist cake, not too sweet. The basil and balsamic vinegar flavours were unique and tasty.

The Basil cake was delicious. I could eat it without the strawberries as well as with the balsamic berries. Definitely will do this again.