8tablespoonsunsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly(113g)
2cupsdiced strawberries plus 1/2 cup halved
¼cupgranulated or coarse sugar for topping
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Lightly grease or spray a 13x9-inch baking pan. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, condensed milk, melted butter, salt, baking powder and vanilla until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Scatter 2 cups of the diced strawberries evenly over the batter. Sprinkle the sugar over the batter and strawberries.
Bake for 20 minutes, then quickly top with the remaining halved strawberries. Return the buckle to the oven and continue baking for another 15 to 20 minutes, for a total of 35 to 40 minutes or until deep golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool buckle for 10 minutes, then serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
The 2 cups of diced strawberries sink to the bottom of the pan as the buckle bakes. The remaining 1/2 cup of halved strawberries are optional but add nice visual appeal to the cake.