Friday, July 13, 2012

Strawberry Cake


Here's a wonderful and easy to make summertime dessert.

Strawberry Cake

6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

strawberries


Preheat oven to 350º F.
Grease a 10-inch pie plate. (I used a 9-inch)

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl.

Put butter and 1 cup sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Reduce speed to medium-low; mix in egg and vanilla.
Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture, alternately with the milk.

Put batter in pie plate.
Arrange strawberries on top of batter.
Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over berries.

Bake cake 10 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 325º F.
Bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 1 hour.
Let cool in pie plate on a wire rack. Cut into wedges.
Cake can be stored at room temperature, loosely covered, up to 2 days.
Ha! Ours was gone in one day. (We did share it with our dear neighbors down the road)

20 comments:

  1. Ohhh this looks delicious Nan!! Strawberries are still happening here so I will be trying this for sure!! Looks delicious!!

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    1. The last strawbs I bought were from Canada! Our local ones are gone for another year. The cake is easy and terrific.

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  2. The scent must have been lovely, too! Last night I went to my Mum's for a meal and to do a spot of ironing for her. While I was busy with the tablecloths and the iron, she put a bowl of strawberries on the side table next to me. It made me iron faster - I so wanted to eat those strawberries, and I did :-)

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    1. Aren't you the best daughter! You deserve lots of strawberries.

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  3. This sounds so good and I think I could make it with rice flour and make it gluten free for my husband.
    May I tell you that I forgot to tell you that I liked the French movie that you had on your post, The Red Balloon? It's funny but it was so familiar to me, could I have seen this as a child? I don't know how, but maybe...

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    1. I'm sure it would taste great! So pleased you watched the movie. Just wonderful film.

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  4. Oooh, how nice that sounds! I've done similar recipes before, with plums, and with rhubarb, but I fancy having a go at this, maybe tomorrow.

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    1. I've probably eaten two plums in my whole life. :<) But ah, rhubarb. I love it. You could even mix rhubarb and strawberries.

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  5. Yum. Going to try this out on visitors this week!

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  6. I have strawberries in the freezer
    think I will make this
    that is just the right size
    for One Woman :)
    thank you...

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  7. Looks mighty good.

    We had a daylily in our first house just those colors, Nan. I loved it, though it always made me want to go out and get orange sherbet. We have long forgotten its name - just called it the sherbet daylily.

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    1. I know only one name of all my daylilies. I like your choice.

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  8. Yay! It's still strawberry season up here. Thanks Nan.

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    1. That's where the strawberries in our local stores are probably from now!

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  9. Ooh, this looks like perfection in a dish. I wonder if it would work with blueberries?

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    1. I'm sure it would, and in fact I plan to make it myself since the blueberries are now in season!

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