This easy-to-bake strawberry spoon cake lies somewhere between a cake and a cobbler. It bakes up beautifully and harnesses all the juices of ripe summer berries. This recipe is a variation on a classic summer fruit dessert known as "Essie's cobbler." Recipe adapted slightly from The New York Times.
Set butter in an 8-inch square baking dish and set in the oven. Let butter melt completely and get a little brown on the edges, about 8 minutes. Then remove from oven and set aside to cool briefly. Tip the dish carefully to coat all the sides with butter.