Jam Cake

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins
1 tube or bundt cake




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

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  1. 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 recipe...it will be used again.
  2. 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!
  3. 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!!!
  4. This makes a huge cake! Baked it in my bundt pan and it nearly overflowed. Next time I will use a larger pan. Aside from that the cake was very good. Moist, full of flavour. Used my freshly made cranberry jam and it blended well with the spices. <br/>A really nice cake, will certainly make again.<br/>Thanks for posting.
  5. I made this with strawberry (cuz thats all I had on hand) on a whim for a potluck dinner at church...it disappeared in a heartbeat! I was asked for the recipe by no less than a dozen people I plan to made it with the balckberry jam I make every year.


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