This post is long overdue. I actually made this cake for my friend Gordon's birthday at the end of september, and it was so good! It is simplicity at its best. I got the strawberries at the local farmers market, and they are beautiful, such a lusty red.
My usual cake tips are as follows:
- The cake is fully cooked when the toothpick comes out with a couple crumbs on it and no goo. If the toothpick comes out completely clean, then the chances are you have overcooked the cake. Remember the cake will still cook a little while it cools.
- Let the cake cool completely before you try and frost it.
- Don't try and force runny frosting. Sometimes I need to let my frosting sit in the fridge for a little while to make sure I can frost a relatively smooth cake.