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Strawberry Upside-Down Cake


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups strawberries, cut up


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening.
  3. Add milk and flour alternately.
  4. Blend well and add eggs and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  5. In a 9 x 13-inch cake pan, melt butter and sprinkle one cup sugar over this.
  6. Spread strawberries evenly in pan and pour cake batter over them.
  7. Bake until brown and sides are crusty, about 30 to 40 minutes.

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