Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Simple Spring Strawberry Cake

This was one of those "let's make a special dinner so it should have dessert, but I don't want to do any food shopping" recipes. It is so simple and very similar to my famous blueberry nantucket pie. It's not too sweet. Which is great because anyone who knows me, knows that I love any excuse to eat cake for breakfast. It is best served with a little whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Simple Spring Strawberry Cake
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup splenda/sugar mix (or 1 cup of sugar)
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp melted butter
3/4 lb of hulled strawberries

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. In large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, sugar. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract.

2. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Slowly add butter to flour mixture. Make sure to do this slowly or you will end up cooking the egg in the flour mixture.

3. In a cake pan or 10" pie pan pour cake batter. Slice strawberries in half and arrange on top of the cake batter in a single layer.

4. Bake for 1 hour and test with a toothpick - it should come out clean.