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I have not made this recipe ... I just have a suggestion regarding the raspberry seedless. You can easily make your own. Pull raspberries through a sieve or cheesecloth. I am sure you can find recipes easily for it.
Made this cake recipe as given & shared this wonderful tasting dessert with overnight company! Loved the flavor combo of chocolate, lemon & raspberry ~ Definitely worth making again for special company! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe tag]
I'm sorry, but the seedless preserves tasted awful and ruined an otherwise delightful cake. I loved the cake flavor and frosting... but perhaps pureed raspberries, or jarred topping or even an extract-frosting mix next time. The preserves sounded like a good idea, but my entire family hated the raspberry-flavored preserve(though I even used a bit less and a good brand). It tasted like prunish-flavored jelly rather than the sweet, delightful taste of raspberries b/t the layers. Otherwise, great recipe!
After I served this at a family gathering, My mother said it was the best cake she had ever had; and a couple others were fighting over who could take the last piece home.
Delicious cake! It was my first time creating a layer cake, so I must confess that it was certainly not perfectly designed, but it was very tasty! I used black raspberry preserves, as I could not locate red raspberry without seeds at my grocery, and I was properly chastised ;) by the directions in advance to avoid the seeds :) It worked quite well- all of my guests loved it and asked when I would be making it again. So it sounds like I will have plenty of opportunities to practice making it look as good as it tastes. Thanks for sharing!