Preheat oven to 375. F
Grease a 1.8 liter casserole dish. (my oval corning ware dish was 11x8.5x2)
In a medium bowl, add strawberries and sugar.
Stir to coat strawberries in sugar and set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Add in milk, vanilla extract and melted butter.
Stir just until combined. A few lumps are ok so don't overdo it.
Pour batter evenly into dish.
Spoon strawberries evenly on top of batter. Do NOT stir.
Baked for 35-40 minutes or until golden. (may need to adjust time if using a differnet size dish)
Serve as is or with vanilla ice cream or frozen whipped cream.