I made these for the first time this Christmas, and they are destined to become a "regular" on my list every year. If you don't like raspberry, I'm sure any other flavor of preserves would be equally delicious!
A famous restaurant here in Peoria serves a submarine-style sandwich on this bread, called a "Gondola" (sliced salami, ham, American cheese, lettuce & tomato). This bread is on the sweet side, and is also good served on the side with any Italian dish, from spagetti to lasagna & everything in between.
This is the original Jell-O Ribbon Salad, as published in the Joys of Jell-O recipe book that my mom has had--probably since the 1950's. The holidays & other special occasions just wouldn't be the same without this dish on the table!
I got this recipe a long time ago from a friend at a former job. I have since taken it in to meetings at work several times, with different variations on the fruit filling (I've even split the coffee cake by using two different flavors, such as apple on one side & cherry on the other). No matter what, this coffee cake ALWAYS disappears!