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Heritage Jam Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"A butter cake with fruit and nuts. The secret ingredient is grape jam."
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1 h 30 m servings 586
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 2 layer cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9 inch, round cake pans, and line with parchment paper.
  2. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, salt, and spices.
  3. Dissolve soda in buttermilk: stir well.
  4. Cream butter or margarine. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Dredge dates and pecans in remaining 1/2 cup flour, and fold into batter. Carefully fold grape jam into batter. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans, and cool completely.
  6. Spread hot Kentucky Fruit Filling between the layers and on top of the cake.


  • Get the recipe for Kentucky Fruit Filling.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 586 calories; 24.5 87.5 7.8 119 314 Full nutrition

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This cake is good. I like the flavor and the texture. I didn't love the orange in the recommended fruit filling so next time I try this recipe, it will be with a different topping: either I will...

This was pretty yummy. Almost like carrot cake. I did not have dates or nuts, but used raisins instead. They sank to the bottom. I used the recipe for Cinnamon Coffee frosting to go on top. ...