Jam Cake

Recipe by stimied
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8-12




  • Sift together the flour and the spices, set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs.
  • Add the sugar and melted butter, beating until well mixed.
  • Add the jam, blend in.
  • Add the flour mixture in small portions while continuing to mix.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk; mix in.
  • After all ingredients are well mixed, divide the batter among six 9" cake pans which have been greased an floured.
  • (Hand written note on recipe:"Parchment paper rounds in the bottom of cake pan will aid in the removal of the layer after baking.") Bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes or until a straw inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the layers on a wire rack.
  • (Handwritten note on recipe:"Refrigerate before assembly.") Assemble the cake using the filling recipe which follows.
  • To make filling: In a saucepan mix sugar, butter, and milk.
  • Bring to a slow boil.
  • Keep mixture at a slow boil until it thickens.
  • Slowly pour the hot mixture into the stiffly beaten egg white.
  • Stir and fold mixture until thick.
  • (Handwritten notes on recipe:"If you can strike the right balance between cooking and then folding in the beaten egg whites, the finished glaze will be slightly opaque with flecks of egg white visible thoughout.""Glaze will run if layers are warm. Refigera).
  • I will add this comment, I attempted to make this cake in 3 cake pans. It overflowed and I will now spend a lovely afternoon cleaning my oven before I can cook anything else. I would suggest a minimum of 4 cake pans or even the 6 called for above. Gramma knew what she was talking about.