Simple Strawberry Cake

IMG_1315 Hello all– Found this quick little cake and made it for the Monday night friends coming in last week.  It’s into the oven in 10 minutes and after it bakes, comes out tender and fresh and just sweet enough.  The little spots of berry are so bright and inviting and with a splash of whipped cream, it’s just about perfect– going to be my backpocket, go-to dessert this summer.

SIMPLE STRAWBERRY CAKE
2 cups strawberries, chopped to bits
1  1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1  1/2 tsp. vanilla or amaretto*
1 egg
3/4 cup canola oil
Powdered sugar

IMG_1277Rinse the berries (& pat them dry). Then cut them in nice polite little bits.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Then mix in the amaretto, egg, and oil.  The batter will be stiff.  Fold in the berries.

Spoon the whole mixture into a 9″ springform pan (or a cake pan) and put it into the oven at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes– until it’s firm to the touch and nice browned on top.

When the cake is cool, sift on powdered sugar through a sieve.  Beautiful.

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