Sophia's Sweets and Think, Love, Sleep, Dine Recipes For Life to get the full run down on the cake.
Since I was planning to take the cake to a congregational pot luck I increased the batter by another half. I felt that the 8" cake pan specified in the recipe would yield too small a cake. My 9" pan was just right for all the batter and I was able to cut the resultant cake into three layers.
A few of my fellow baking compatriots felt the cake was two dry. I, however, had a lovely cake that was not at all dry. Of course my electing not to drain the strawberries and then drizzling the juices over the two lower layers may have been a factor. My finished cake was absolutely luscious and I found it to be one of the better variations on strawberry shortcake cakes. I was not alone in my opinion, it was a big hit at the potluck and was the first dessert to disappear.
I will definitely be making this cake again