You know what blows? Unemployment. Rain. Crappy day time television. Job applications. Extreme boredom. Put those things together, let it marinate for two weeks, and you’ll have yourself a big mess of complete and utter, “get-me-out-of-this-house-before-I-kill-the-cats” stir craziness.
You know what doesn’t suck, though? Light, fluffy vanilla cake stuffed with fat, juicy strawberries. A perfectly moist cake made with simple ingredients that are sure to be sitting in your pantry/fridge right now. A sweet treat that can be mixed, baked, cooled, and devoured in less than an hour.
This cake is the only thing keeping me sane today. There’s something about cracking eggs and stirring batter and slicing strawberries that’s really soothing. It’s familiar, it’s easy, and I’m guaranteed to get something great at the end of my labors. I’m still a little stir crazy, but after a few slices of this stuff I’m starting to feel like maybe life isn’t so bad when there’s strawberry cake to eat.
Recipe can be here, courtesy of the Gourmand Recipes blog.
** I didn’t have milk in the house, so I used 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream instead. Worked just fine, and I think probably added some extra sweetness/richness to the cake.