Originally, I was thinking I'd make something with blueberries or peaches, but after a trip to the farmer's market, I knew it had to involve strawberries. After weeks of buying strawberries at Safeway that looked delicious but tasted sour, the ones I found this weekend looked good and, most importantly, smelled and tasted amazing.
This cake is so good that after getting home from dinner near midnight, what did I do? I went straight to the kitchen and made another one (although to my credit I did half the recipe to limit my gluttony) so we could have some with coffee the next morning. Midnight baking is admittedly a bit torturous since you're just going to sleep after pulling the most glorious smelling cake out of the oven, but seeing it on the counter all ready to go first thing in the morning makes it totally worth it.