Great cake for the holidays.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 8 or 9 inch layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch round pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix flour with soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Add nuts and raisins to dry ingredients if using.

  • In a separate bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating continuously. Add jam. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Cool, and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

  • To make Cream Cheese Frosting: mix together until creamy 1/4 cup butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla.

Nutrition Facts

621 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 96.5g 31% DV; fat 25g 39% DV; cholesterol 78.1mg 26% DV; sodium 271.9mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2002
Ths cake was wonderful!! It reminded me of the one my grandmother used to make-Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2013
This smelled great while it was baking and it is good but you should use parchment in the pans. It really stuck badly. The base of each layer is rather tough and chewy. Maybe it will soften up after it sits with the frosting though. It is rather sweet but I bet my kids will like it. I have never had a jam cake before this one so I wasn't sure what to expect. We'll probably eat it up but I am not sure I would make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2002
Ths cake was wonderful!! It reminded me of the one my grandmother used to make-Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
I only used the icing recipe I have a recipe for my grandma's jam cake. But the icing was really good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2013
This smelled great while it was baking and it is good but you should use parchment in the pans. It really stuck badly. The base of each layer is rather tough and chewy. Maybe it will soften up after it sits with the frosting though. It is rather sweet but I bet my kids will like it. I have never had a jam cake before this one so I wasn't sure what to expect. We'll probably eat it up but I am not sure I would make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2014
this recipes makes a fantastic cake but I have also made it with orange and rhubarb jam and added ginger instead of the other spices and it was wonderful too. I had no idea there was such a thing as jam cake until I was looking for something use jams still not used from last years allotment harvest. Read More
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