As soon as strawberry season starts, our first thought is often of strawberry shortcake. And no one is going to argue with the logic of tucking sweet berries into a tender shortcake and dolloping it all with whipped cream—even James Beard believed "there can be no dessert better, only fancier."
Sometimes though, you're not looking for fancier, just something a little different. And drbabs' Strawberry Cake for Mother's Day (and Other Days) is just the thing. It's still a homey dessert like strawberry shortcake is, but the berries are nestled right into a sheet cake. Meaning, once the cake is done, there's no assembly required, just cut a slice and eat it—fork optional. And although drbabs first made it for Mother's Day, we're sure Dad would appreciate a piece this weekend, too.
Take a break from shortcake! Nestle those berries into a cake instead: