Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is another of those cakes passed down from Mom. When DH and I were married, he did not like cake. Mom has a reputation for making fabulous cakes and she converted him! Prep time includes 15 minute cooling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  5. Stir in vanilla.
  6. Fold jam (or preserves) into cake mixture.
  7. Turn into well-greased tube (angel food) or bundt pan.
  8. Bake at 300 deg F for 15 minutes, then raise heat to 350 deg F and bake 45 minutes.
  9. Let cool 15 minutes.
  10. Sift powdered sugar over it while still warm.


Most Helpful

Wow, we really enjoyed this cake. It was moist, but not crumbly, and smelled heavenly while baking. I used apricot preserves, and I followed the directions you gave carefully, using a bundt pan. Thanks for sharing this wonderful cake will be used again.

Miss Annie September 16, 2002

Very good moist cake. I used a tube pan and raspberry preserves. Instead of dusting with powdered sugar, I made a glaze with the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Delicious!

Dreamgoddess August 24, 2003

this was simply delicious! so moist and buttery! i used raspberry jam, the bundt pan, and it was just perfect! you have the best cake recipes!!!

chia August 16, 2003

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