Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Strawberry Cake

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.


Anonymous said...

Your strawberry cake looks smashingly beautiful! Hope your day gets better after a slice of this strawberry cake. Thanks for the mention :)

The Procrastobaker said...

Couldnt agree more with all of your 'what sucks' points, but if you have this cake it would definitely make life seem a hellofalot better :) Gorgeous!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

So sorry to read about your aggravation... I have always been one of those "does not work well with others" types who opens businesses (opened 4 (now 5), sold three for profit and lost my ass in one... time will tell on this last one.

It all started the first (and last) time I was fired.

Find a passion, seize it and love your whole life... including your job.

And eat more strawberry cake!

Oh, and netflix has that streaming thing going ... you can watch every episode of Star trek or 24 (plenty of dead lawyers in 24).

Find a joy ... even a small one will help get through the day

Tina said...

Thanks, guys!

@Inspired: Thanks for your words of encouragement :) I'm going to start taking up more hobbies. Paint a couple rooms in the house, maybe. It's just an adjustment from being busy 9-6pm to not doing much at all. Good luck with your business!

myfudo said...

So elegant and stylish. I love the way you feature this strawberry cake.

Tina said...

@myfudo: Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Where the recipe??