Raspberry Panna Cotta Cake

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When I left Canada to complete a post-doctoral residency in periodontics, my first birthday away was celebrated with this cake made by my dear friend Sylvie, another French Canadian I had met at The University of Pennsylvania.   The cake was so different than anything I had ever had. The very pretty cake was made of two layers: a creamy panna cotta-like layer dotted with luscious raspberries over  a base layer of moist white cake.  Light and delicious, it was a really special confection that made for a memorable birthday.  Whenever I need a celebratory cake, this recipe is one I turn to again and again.   Continue reading