We got a big box of them on Saturday and you know how quickly they deteriorate! So after much digging through some of my old cookbooks and my husband absolutely whining for some sort of strawberry dessert....here's my attempt at a quick Strawberry Upside-down Cake. This recipe is adapted from one of my go-to books.....The Fannie Farmer Baking Book by Marion Cunningham, and no she's not Ritchie's Mom.
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
3 tblsp granulated sugar
1 tblsp fresh orange zest
1 1/4 cups AP flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
5 tblsp butter - softened
1/2 cup orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8 inch round cake pan. Arrange the cut strawberries on the bottom. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup granulated sugar and orange zest.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, mix to combine.
Rub in softened butter until flour mixture has absorbed all of the butter. Whisk together orange juice, vanilla, and egg and add to flour mixture. Mix well and spread evenly over the strawberries. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate, fruit side up. Serve warm with whipped cream.
NOTE: I just realized while typing this recipe that I only used 1/4 cup granulated sugar in the batter.......ooops.... I'll let you know if it is a disaster, or a lucky mistake!
Very good!!!...not too sweet...tastes like yellow coffee cake with strawberries, next time I will add the correct amount of sugar!