The cake begins with a classic genoise cake. A genoise cake is a light sponge cake that is made with a considerable amount of eggs. Egg whites and yolks are whipped with sugar, salt, and vanilla. A flour and cornstarch mixture are then folded into the cake and the cake is baked. This cake is a good canvas for lots of variations. N.M. lists a ton of tempting options and although the chocolate variation sounded very tempting I thought I'd step out of my chocolate zone a bit and try something else.
On top of the syrup raspberry jam is spread. I used my mother-in-laws homemade jam.
My two year old loved the "pink cake" and I'm sure still thinks I made it just for her since she loves pink so much right now.
The only tragedy that befell was that the syrup got on the recipe pages and stuck the pages together! A little tearing got them apart though.