Berry Surprise Cake
A lot of people had troubles with the batter as Genoise cake is basically some sort of play on whole egg meraingue. and trust me i was pretty nervious about the whole folding thing as i seem to always whip up some great stuff then mess it up with my bad folding skills!
The only thing i can think might make a difference is fresh eggs. Since we have our own hens the eggs are rarely older than 7 days maximum (depending on how many omlets we've been eating!)
I made this in a 9" springform as I didn't have the 8" required. As you can see it still baked up pretty tall. I was lucky as well in that the top sliced off nicely so all I had to do was put it back together and ice!
While not the prettiest thing when cut it was a lovely cake (perhaps better suited to summer/spring as at this time of year i used thawed frozen berries which i was not about to try and display on top of the cake!)
Be sure to check out the rest of the TWD bakers efforts and if you're looking for nice cake reminescent of strawberry shortcake and oh so light try this one!