This recipe turned out great; followed instructions as written, added Chambord to the simple syrup - next time I will use more syrup and will try with raspberries as suggested (I substituted strawberries for the raspberries as the raspberries didn't look good). I used a slightly smaller pan and had no issues with the bake time.
I made this cake for a birthday/valentines day party and it was a HUGE hit. Light and delicious and not too sweet (used less sugar in the cream). I used strawberries instead of raspberries. 4 stars from me!
This was a lot easier to make than I thought. I highly recommend buttering the pan really well. I had some trouble getting the cake out. I also had to make two pans to make the layers. Somehow, mine wasn't big enough to cut in half? Delicious! Try it! It's not as hard as it seems!