Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Set a wire rack on a sheet pan.
In a large skillet, heat 6 tablespoons of butter over low heat until melted
In a large bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon. Take your melted butter and pour over the cinnamon sugar mix and whisk to incorporate. Add the cream and vanilla and whisk until well incorporated. Add eggs and whisk until completely smooth (a few minutes). Set aside
Heat the skillet on medium and add a tablespoon of butter to coat the pan.
Without crowding the skillet, dip the bread in the batter mixture, coating all of the bread and letting the excess drip off.
Place coated bread in the skillet and cook until golden brown (5-6 minutes total). You will need to flip halfway through. Once cooked, place on wire rack on sheet pan and place in oven to keep warm.
Repeat for all slices of bread. Don't forget to coat the pan in butter after each batch.
Once you are done, add a dollop of strawberry butter on your french toast and drizzle with the warmed vanilla maple syrup. Dust with as much powdered sugar as you like and enjoy!