Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is based on a recipe from an inn on the coast of Maine. They serve it warm with butter or whipped cream, but it can also be served cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop strawberries, sprinkle with sugar, mix well, cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  2. Grease and flour a 12x8x2 baking dish.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. With electric beater, beat together oil, 1 cup sugar, salt and molasses.
  5. Beat in egg.
  6. In separate bowl combine flour, spices and baking soda.
  7. Drain strawberries if any liquid, dredge berries with 2 tablespoons of flour mixture.
  8. Add remaining flour mixture to first mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition.
  9. Stir in strawberries.
  10. Pour into baking dish.
  11. Sprinkle top with 2 tablespoons sugar.
  12. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  13. Cut into squares and serve warm with butter or whipped cream -- or serve later cold.
Most Helpful

4 5

A nice combination of summer and winter!

5 5

This was so good! I love strawberries and I love gingerbread, so I knew I would love this! My kids loved this cake too. I served it with whip cream but it is so moist that it really doesn't need any topping. I have frozen some pieces for my kids to take as snacks for school and they are thrilled. thanks for sharing this, i'm glad I tried it.