Trim the cake layers to make the edges even, if necessary. So the cake will be easier to frost, freeze the cake thirds uncovered for about 1 hour.
Fluffy white or cream cheese frosting can be used instead of the vanilla.
Tote this cake easily when you bake it in a 13x9x2-inch pan. Grease the bottom of the pan, make the cake as directed and bake 28 to 34 minutes. Spread 1 container of frosting over the completely cooled cake, and top with 2 cups (1 pint) of sliced strawberries.
Show off a cake on a pedestal when you’ve baked it in 2 layers. Grease and flour two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans, make the cake as directed and bake the layers for 25 to 32 minutes. Fill the layers with some of the frosting and sliced strawberries. Then frost the side and top of the cake, and top with the rest of the strawberries.