I LOVE this recipe so much.. make it for a party or birthday when you want to WOW your guests. I hope that you enjoy making this, I know I did!! Not a beginner recipe but a great one to have your kids assist you with the filling or frosting! Originally found in "The Summer Book" by Susan Branch. Make sure you have a double boiler for the filling and a candy thermometer for the frosting! NOTE: I made four 8" layer cakes by doubling the recipe, rather than using one batch to make three 8" layer cakes. Be generous!