Total Time
9 Hours 17 Mins
Makes 8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together whipping cream and basil in a small bowl; cover and chill 8 to 12 hours.

Step 2

Cook vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and stir in pepper; cool completely (about 30 minutes).

Step 3

Stir together sliced strawberries and vinegar mixture in a large bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes.

Step 4

Pour cream mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding basil. Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.

Step 5

Serve pound cake slices with strawberry mixture and basil whipped cream.

Chef's Notes

Total time does not include time for cake.

Ratings & Reviews

ANNBAKER1's Review

June 14, 2011
The combination may sound strange, but it's incredibly good!! make as directed. This treatment of the berries makes even average berries juicy.