Heads up: we don't believe in a thin scraping of anything. Peanut butter, Vegemite, avocado (with a sprinkling of salt and pepper) – if you're not coming away with dollops of spread on your face, we're sorry to say, you're not doing it right.
This lemon pound cake from Julia Ostro has the right idea, with lashings of sweet ricotta and juicy strawberries jammed between two mighty moist sponge cake halves. Yummers. It's both summery and festive, so have a gander at the recipe over here, and store it somewhere safe for a silly season baking session. (Or just whip one up every week until then.)