I have a very rich memory of a cake/pie recipe my mother used to make when I was small. I have searched her cookbooks, but can not find anything that resembles what I remember. I'm hoping someone can identify this and point me in the direction of a recipe.
I say cake/pie as my memory holds that it was made in a pie pan, with a pie crust (I think, may have been shortbread?), a thin layer of jam (maybe raspberry) over the crust, then perhaps a white or sponge cake batter. When baked and cooled, I think she frosted it with a thin butter icing. The combination was divine - crunchy base, tart sweetness of the jam against the soft cake all topped off with a burst of buttery sweetness on the top. Each bite was an explosion of wonderful textures and flavours.
I may try to make this from my memory, but there really MUST be a recipe for this somewhere. Either that, or it was an original creation, in which case it should be called "Alie's Jam Cake" or some such with a tip of the hat to an Irish baking mother. Oh, I also seem to remember her calling this a "tea cake", but in my search online, tea cakes are nothing like what I describe above.
Edited by silversong - 12/1/13 at 7:08pm