Gosh, the title sounds boring. I swear this cake really wasn't boring.
For my grandpa's 94th birthday, I wanted to make a cake that wasn't over-the-top sweet, so I decided to try the Ultimate Vanilla Cake recipe from Cupcake Project. The cake worked well, so I wanted to note it for future projects.
I layered my cake layers with a strawberry sauce ... which was really a strawberry jam that failed to set. It was perfectly delicious, with the right balance of sweet and tart from lemons to complement this cake.
One cake I frosted with whipped cream, and the other with the Cupcake Project's vanilla bean buttercream frosting. I actually preferred the whipped cream, but both were tasty.