Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Butter a 9 inch baking pan. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl.
Beat butter and 1 cup sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed and mix in egg, milk, and vanilla.
Gradually mix in flour mixture. Transfer batter to the pan. Arrange strawberries on top of batter, cut sides down and as close together as possible. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over berries.
Bake cake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 160 degrees. Bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 1 hour.
Sprinkle icing sugar on top once the cake has cooled down and gorge on this beauty!!!!