Thursday, December 13, 2018

Kentucky Christmas Jam Cake (1984)

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup blackberry jam
  • 2 cups strawberry jam
  • 1-1/2 tspns baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tspn allspice
  • 1 tspn nutmeg
  • 1 tspn cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Blend well. Do not use mixer for balance of the cake or it will be crumbly.  

Stir in jam. Stir baking soda into buttermilk. Sift dry ingredients together two times. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk mixture into butter-sugar-egg mixture. Begin and end with flour mixture. Fold in pecans. 

Pour into 3 cake layer pans lined with foil and then greased and floured. (The foil prevents a heavy crust from forming.)  Bake in 300 degree oven for approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes. Test for doneness with toothpick.

Frost between layers and one sides with caramel or other favorite icing.

More "Lost" Recipes from Kentucky
Kentucky Strawberry Nut Bread (1975)
Kentucky Bourbon Fudge Cake (1983)

(Origin - "Best of the Best from Kentucky - Selected Recipes from Kentucky's Favorite Cookbooks" edited by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley. Quail Ridge Press. This recipe was originally from "What's Cooking for the Holidays," 1984.)

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