4poundsstrawberries(cleaned, hulled and quartered)
Make crumbs with the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and shortening. Add the milk and egg to the crumbs, mixing just until combined. Spread the mixture into a greased 8x8 cake pan. Set aside.
Make the topping by mixing together the flour, sugar and butter. This mixture will be crumbly. Spread it on top of the batter in the cake pan. Bake the cake at 350 for 25-27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, mix the prepared strawberries with 1/2 cup of sugar. Put the strawberries in the fridge and allow them to refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours. Add more or less sugar, depending on your tastes.
Top pieces of cake with strawberries (or your favorite kind of fruit!), whipped cream, or ice cream.