I spent the (quiet, peaceful, and happy) morning making this cake for my birthday girl.
We've made it before and it's delicious.
It's a little fussy but not too fussy: you get to cut open half a vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds and mix those in with the sugar to make vanilla sugar.
Anyway, get to it while the strawberries are lingering.
If you're not in the mood for a cake, bake it for your neighbor, even if they haven't watered your plants for you lately.