I will start by saying, I had high hopes for this recipe. Do you see my ingredients? Yes? Well, I forgot the vanilla and somehow forgot to preheat the oven. Can I blame my mistakes on my children underfoot? No? Well, I tried to pass the blame. My cake didn’t rise hardly, I tried my best and failed. I didn’t like the cake too well either. It was a lot like strawberry shortcake. A plateful of whipped cream and strawberries would have been better. I guess that’s why we are in this group, to try new things. I think my two mistakes hurt my overall results. Oh well.