Strawberry Summer Cake
  • Cooking Time: 1 hr 10 mins
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • 6 TB butter, at room temperature, plus more to grease pie plate
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar plus 2 TB for sprinkling the cake
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. take your beautiful strawberries Hull them (ie: remove the stems) and cut them in half, length wise
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together 1 cup of sugar and 6 TB of butter, until creamy and pale. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla and continue beating until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together just until its smooth.
  5. Pour into your prepared pan. Place your strawberry halves on top of your batter, arranging as pretty as you can, cut side down.
  6. Sprinkle 2 TB of sugar over the strawberries.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes then turn the oven down to 325' and bake for an additional 50 - 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out batter free. Cool in the pan, on a rack.
  8. Serve with whipped cream if desired
The minute I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it. It's super easy, and very delicious.