Cake: Mix cake according to package directions, adding the almond flavoring.
Bake in two 8-inch round pans.
Filling: Mix softened cream cheese and raspberry jam.
Frosting: Mix Cool Whip and 2 tablespoons Melba Sauce.
To assemble cake, cut each layer through the center to make 2 layers. Put
first layer onto cake plate and spread with 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture.
Add second layer and spread with filling also.
Add third layer, spreading with filling.
Put on top layer of cake. Frost the outside of the cake with Cool Whip/Melba
Sauce mixture. Fresh raspberries on top of the cake add a nice touch.
Chill at least 4 hours before serving.
It will keep, well covered, for several days in the refrigerator.
Melba Sauce: Mash berries well and put through a sieve to remove seeds.
Put raspberry pulp and sugar into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and thicken with
cornstarch to make into paste with a little water.
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