Ah, Tuesdays with Dorie! I love this recipe! This cake is easy to put together. I baked it in a glass loaf pan, the recipe was a little big for my pan, so I made a couple of cupcakes to go with it. Once cooled the cake is sliced into 3 layers. I filled the layers with some of my homemade strawberry compote, then it's topped with a sour cream chocolate frosting.
I found these organic strawberries at my local grocery store. As I picked them out, they looked so familiar. Then I realized, they are the same ones I used to buy at the Monterey, CA, farmers market! They are super sweet and delicious. They almost did not make it on the cake! What an exciting find!
To see the complete recipe look on pages 286-287 in Dorie Greenspan's Baking from my home to yours. Or look here at Amy's website Amy Ruth, she picked today's recipe!