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Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Nanette Truelove gave me this recipe and I only made a few tweaks. She own DJ’s Berry Patch in Apex and is a wonderful cook! Thanks to her family for being NC farmers and for sharing their recipes.

Servings: 8
Cook Time: Prep Time: 20 minutes; Total Time: 60 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: Strawberries, egg

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cup sugar
cup milk
cup oil
tsp. vanilla butternut flavoring
cup self-rising flour
cups strawberries, sliced
Whipped cream and/or ice cream (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch cake pan with wax paper and spray with cooking spray. Make a layer of strawberries. Blend the sugar and egg. Then add the milk, oil and vanilla butternut flavoring, mixing well. Add the flour and continue mixing until well combined. Pour the batter over the strawberries and bake until the cake has risen and is golden brown, approximately 40 minutes. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes and then invert onto a serving platter. Gently pull off the wax paper and serve.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.