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Kentucky Jam Cake


A Kentucky jam cake recipe.


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (8 ounces), undrained
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup seedless blackberry jam
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • confectioners' sugar


Combine raisins and crushed pineapple in a small bowl; refrigerate and let soak for several hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Into a bowl, sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cream shortening and butter or margarine in large bowl with an electric hand-held mixer. Gradually beat in sugar; beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; blend in jam. Alternately add sifted dry ingredients and buttermilk to the creamed mixture, ending with dry ingredients. Blend in pineapple, raisins and chopped pecans.

Pour batter into prepared 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake jam cake at 350° for 55 to 60 minutes, until cake tests done. Dust Kentucky jam cake with confectioners' sugar and cut in squares.

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