Quick and Deeelish Jam Cake With Caramel Frosting

Recipe by Aunt Yaya
READY IN: 27mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • CAKE:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare three 8" or two 9" round cake pans.
  • Mix the cake mix and cinnamon together.
  • Add the buttermilk, applesauce, vegetable oil, eggs, and jam.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Fold in the raisins and nuts.
  • Pour batter into pans.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until they spring back when touched lightly in the middle.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the pan; invert cakes onto wire cooling racks.
  • Set aside and prepare frosting.
  • Use the butter wrapper to grease the inside of a saucepan.
  • Over medium heat melt butter and brown sugar together; bring to a boil.
  • Stir and boil for 2 minutes exactly.
  • Stir in evaporated milk; bring to boil.
  • Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Not only do I double the recipe, but at the end I put it in a mixing bowl before it cools down and beat it with a mixer. When it starts cooling it will get thicker, so frost cake before it hardens.
  • I made seven of these yesterday, wrapped them in plastic wrap after they cooled, put them in cake boxes with a bow and a tag and they made WONDERFUL (and very appreciated) presents for family and friends.
  • Enjoy, and please let me know if you enjoy them as much as we do!