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Aunt Murna's Jam Cake

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"I remember Aunt Murna telling me that she created her Jam Cake recipe as a very young girl. Through the years she made improvements, such as soaking the raisins in crushed pineapple. This cake is a favorite at our annual family reunions and at Christmastime."
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1 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Soak raisins in pineapple and juice several hours or overnight. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add jam and buttermilk; beat until well blended. Sift together dry ingredients; add to batter. Beat on low just until ingredients are combined. stir in raisins, pineapple and pecans. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes or until cakes test done. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing to rack. For icing, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and milk; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cool just until warm; beat in enough confectioners' sugar until icing is of spreading consistency. Add more sugar for thicker icing; more milk to thin it. Frost cooled cake.


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The fruit and chocolate is very mild in this cake. It is very dense like a fruitcake. The frosting tasted very good until I added enough sugar to make it into frosting. Then, it tasted sweet ...

this is a good cake for the little ones with ice cream