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Strawberry Spoon Cake



This was a fun little cake I made last night. It uses only a cup of flour so it is very small. There isn't much batter when you are done mixing but it does pack a punch. I served it with fresh strawberries that I just mushed using the back of a fork and some Strawberry Ice Cream. It kind of tasted like a cross between corn muffins and a cobbler. Enjoy!!



INGREDIENTS

Yield: 4 servings


½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted, plus more for greasing

5 ounces frozen and thawed or fresh, hulled strawberries (about 1 cup)

⅔ cup packed light brown sugar, divided

½ cup whole milk, at room temperature

½teaspoon kosher salt

1cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Vanilla ice cream, for serving


Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8-inch (square or round) baking dish with butter. I used an 8" Springform pan.

Set aside.



Using your hands or the back of a fork, mash the berries to release all their juices, and stir in ⅓ cup of the brown sugar. Set aside.



In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, remaining ⅓ cup brown sugar, milk and salt, then add the flour and baking powder and continue whisking just until the batter is smooth.




Once it is smoothe and looks like this, transfer the batter (it’s not much) to the greased baking dish, and spread evenly into corners.



Spoon the strawberries and all their juices over the top of the cake batter. Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or just when a toothpick comes out clean in the center.



Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 3 to 5 minutes before spooning into bowls. Serve warm with ice cream.






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