weekday strawberry cake
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A really easy strawberry cake using overripe strawberries inspired by Martha Stewart's original recipe
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the cake pan or pie plate
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream or nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1.5 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch cake pan or pie plate. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl.
  2. Put butter and ¾ 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, milk, sour cream (or yogurt) and vanilla.
  3. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture. Transfer batter to buttered pie plate. Arrange strawberries on top of batter, cut sides down and as close together as possible. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over berries.
  4. Bake cake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. 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.
Recipe by Grits and Chopsticks at https://www.gritsandchopsticks.com/the-gravy-train/2014/12/leftovers-make-strawberry-cake.html