As usual as soon as I read her post I knew this would be another success. So, the next morning I woke up and started the oven & making this delicious cake! Before I even popped it in my oven I knew it was going to be amazing - my inner 3-year-old self licked the batter off a spatula and I was in heaven already! If the batter is good, the cake usually is too :)
This is such a great summer dessert (or breakfast, hehe) because it's easy and quick to put together and those strawberries cook up so nicely! It's okay to eat this for breakfast, it's a serving a fruit...right? Whose with me?
Strawberry Summer Cake
Source: Smitten Kitchen
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for pie plate
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter a Deep Dish pie plate.
Whisk flour, baking powder, & salt in a small mixing bowl.
With an electric mixer (or bowl of your stand mixer) cream the butter and sugar about 3 minutes or until it's soft and fluffy. Mix in egg, milk, & vanilla extract until combined then slowly add dry mixture in 3 portions.
Pour batter into prepared pie plate and place strawberries (cut side down) into batter.
Allow cake to cool on cooling rack before serving! ENJOY!