I've made this recipe twice already to rave reviews. As designed, it doesn't cut very easily or prettily, but is so delicious no one cares.
What a summertime treat this cake is! The butter cake recipe needed 10 additional minutes to bake but results were perfect. For those who have never cut cake layers in half such as myself, there are several how-tos on the net you will want to check out before you cut, making sure the cake has cooled very thoroughly before handling. (curiously, none of the how-tos detail how my fiance showed me how to do - ?? who knew?? - using a cookie sheet as the cutting guide). i used the Gaviota variety of strawberries with a scant 2 tbsp of sugar and nixed the sugar entirely in the whipped cream. There's enough sweet without it. This cake was casual and fun and a total hit. Will definitely do again!