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It smelled GREAT while cooking, but then was very, very dry. I will try again and this time mix 1/2 cup jelly in the batter, and then spread another 1/2 cup on top. I nuked the jelly before putting on top, and it was very easy to spread. Update 11-26-09-- I doubled the peanut butter and baked at 375. I also decided how I was going to cut it before baking and put a heaping tsp of preserves on top of each serving.
This was soooo easy to make. Used a 8x8 pan, took the whole 30 min to bake. Instead of spreading the jam on top, I just dropped spoonfulls here and there over batter. The spots where it sunk in were extra special bites. Might try spreading half the batter, half the jelly, batter, jelly to make a more layered swirly cake next time. MMMMM thanks for posting this easy recipe.
This was easy to make and the kids loved it. I used homemade Freezer Strawberry Jam recip#31972 for the jam. The cake did seem a little dry, so if I were to make it again I would probably add more jam. Thanks for posting!
I'm reviewing this because I was going to post it, but found it here when did the search. I've had the recipe for years, and have made it many times in the past. It's a fantastic coffee cake, perfect for breakfast, a snack, even dessert. It's extremely easy and fast to make, and has always been one of my favorites. Anyone I've ever made it for, or given the recipe to, has loved it. I would suggest stirring up the jelly or jam well before you spread it on top of the cake. It makes it a lot easier to work with, and you can even it out more. I've even swirled two flavors at times for an interesting twist.