My late mother always made a blackberry jam cake around the holidays. I, unfortunately, lost her recipe and have not found anyone since that made the recipe as she did. I found this one and was amazed!! Aside from the coconut and subbing blackberry jam for the strawberry jam, it's otherwise identical to my mother's recipe!! Thanks for the opportunity to relive some fond memories and to have this delectable recipe to pass on to my children (and to make for my husband!!)!