Makes 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 60 mins
Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
Heat oven to 325°F.
In a stand mixer or large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl, and mix until combined.
Whisk flours, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl then add it to the batter, until just combined.
Spoon ½ of the batter into a lightly greased 9 or 10 inch cast-iron skillet.
Spoon little teaspoons of strawberry preserves ( about a ¼ cup total) over top the first layer of batter. Its need not be perfect.
Spoon the remaining batter over the preserves. Arrange the strawberries, skin side up, all over the batter, covering it. Sprinkle the top with the lemon juice.
Bake until cake is golden and puffed, and a toothpick inserted into a center part of the cake comes out free of batter, about 50 -60 minutes. Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Recipe by / Author: Sylvia Fountaine