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Old Fashioned Jam Cake

Contributed by: Chris WebAdmin.

This cake is rich and great for special occasions.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1 cup each of three fruit preserves, fig, strawberry and blackberry
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 1 Tbs baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 Tbs allspice
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar until light, add preserves, beat egg yolks well, and add to jam mixture.

Beat until smooth. Stir baking soda into buttermilk, add to jam mixture alternately with flour, mixing well after each addition. add nuts and spices, mix well. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. Cook in 3-9inch round cake pans in a 400 degree preheated oven 40-50 minutes, until done.

Top with Caramel Frosting.

Spread 2 Tbs frosting between layers. Beat the rest of the frosting until stiff enough to hold shape and frost the rest of the cake. It is best if it sits for 24 hours in the refrigerator to mellow.

Cut into very thin slices and enjoy!

Serving Size: Serves up to twenty people.

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