Can I mention how upset I was that I forgot to make the Oasis Naan bread two weeks ago? I lost track of the Tuesday and only realized my mistake once I saw all the wonderful naan bread posts. I’ll have to make them anyway. So on to the Strawberry cake. This is really lucky, local strawberries are finally out so I got a nice big basket of them for this recipe. Talk of perfect timing.
Making the cake was rather simple, though it took much more than 5 minutes of mixing to get the proper texture for the eggs and sugar. I read the P & Q and found that someone suggested cutting the cake all around, then finishing the cut to ensure even layers. It worked more or less anyway, better than just trying to cut from one side to the other. It helped, at least, my cake wasn’t too lopsided. If you follow the instructions of using only a thin layer of whipped cream between the layers you have enough whipped cream to generously ice the cake.
How was the cake you wonder. Really good and maybe I would add more whipped cream between the layers but that would be more decadent. I definitely would use some of the syrup (or maybe alcohol) and brush it on the different layers, I found the crumb a little dry. I’m looking forward to trying the cake again with another filling.