For winter finals: Paula Deen’s gooey butter cake with sliced strawberries on top.
For spring midterms: Caramel Cake from Our Best Bites, which I also added sliced strawberries to.
Of the two, the Caramel Cake was definitely the more delicious of the two. I’m finding that if you let yellow cake sit for a day before eating it, the flavors mingle in a wonderful way. Such was true with this cake, and the Cookie Dough Cake as well. And I wouldn’t recommend omitting the strawberries on top with the caramel cake. They’re a must-have, per usual.
These are both great cakes to make if you're looking for something awesome, but less time consuming than the 108 or the Cookie Dough. Sadly, I didn't take pictures of either of these cakes. But here's a picture I'm quite fond of.