Sophie wanted a strawberry cake for her birthday, so Axel went traditional to the time whenthe fluff in your cakes were made with more eggs and the air was physically put in through some hard grafted whisking. Cakes were generally less light, but had a lot more body to them. I also think that these old-fashioned cakes tend to soften over time rather than dry out as much as more modern cakes.
This little cake looks pretty, dressed in fluffy white cream and gorgeous pink strawberries, and is full of that extra rich taste from a profusion of eggs. I like it much more than your typical sandwich type cake, and it is not much more complicated to make.