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Ingredients

1 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
4 eggs
3 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup fresh strawberries (if using frozen, thaw)
1/2 cup sour cream or buttermilk
1/2 cup pecan pieces

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together margarine, sugar and vanilla. Add lemon extract and butter flavoring, then beat in eggs. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until combined, then stir in strawberries, buttermilk and pecans.

Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until top springs back when touched and is dry to the touch.

Source: Moline Farmers' Market Cookbook (out of print)




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