Despite other reviews that indicated the cake was too dry, I wanted to try it anyway. It was a really good cake that was springy and fluffy! I'm not much of a baker, so even with my limited knowledge, it turned out pretty great. I had to add a few more splashes of milk (I used coconut milk because I never have regular milk in my fridge) because it was a touch dry. I also accidentally added 2 tablespoons of vanilla (oops) but it was great anyway. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly.
I will also point out that I do not have a mixer, not even an electric hand mixer, so I did this all by hand with spatulas and whisks. When I was mixing the butter and sugar, it felt a bit hopeless because it didn't look like it would ever come together. But finally after 5 or 6 minutes or so, it started to look pasty so I kept going for a few more minutes. I used a hard spatula almost like a knife to cut through the butter and sugar and force it to come together. From there on out, I made sure each new item was well combined before moving on, no matter how long it took! It definitely paid off. Baked it for 35 minutes.
I made a simple whipped cream in my magic bullet for the cake and topped the whole thing off with halved strawberries. Yum! I'm definitely trying this one again in the future. Thanks for a great, basic recipe!
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Despite other reviews that indicated the cake was too dry, I wanted to try it anyway. It was a...