I turned 49 today. So I bake a couple little cakes.
1/2 cup butter, softened
¼ cup vegetable shortening
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
¼ cup whole milk, room temperature
¼ cup buttermilk, room temperature
1 teaspoons vanilla
Fresh Whipped Cream
Preheat oven to 350º F. Coat a jelly roll pan with butter and flour.
Cream together butter and shortening until light and fluffy with an electric mixer. Slowly add sugar ½ cup at a time, making sure to fully incorporate each cup before adding another. Add eggs one at a time, making sure to fully incorporate each egg before adding another.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour milks and vanilla into measuring cup and whisk together with a fork. Add to butter and shortening mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
Gently stir all ingredients until well combined. Stop mixer and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl, making sure to have all ingredients mixed well.
Pour cake into prepared pan and smooth to make even. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and allow to cool slightly in pan for about 5 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.
Once cooled, use circular cutouts to make 6 even circles.
Make whipped cream. Slice strawberries. Take on circle and add strawberries and whipped cream, then add the next circle and continue until there are three layers of cake.
I got the recipe here.