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Southern Jam Cake

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A jam cake and cream cheese frosting, a Kentucky favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup raisins or chopped dates, optional
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup blackberry jam, seedless
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Cream Cheese Frosting, below
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  • Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation:

Into a medium bowl, sift together flour, soda, salt, and spices. Sift a little of the flour mixture over the nuts and raisins or dates. In a mixing bowl, cream butter; gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and blackberry jam. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat until smooth after each addition. Fold in nuts and raisins or dates. Pour into three 9-inch layer cake pans and bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. Spread cream cheese frosting or your own favorite icing between layers and over cake.

Directions for cream cheese frosting
Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl; beat well until smooth. Makes enough cream cheese frosting for a 2-layer cake.

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