Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Cake Recipe for every Crop

Hey all, I figured this week that I would change up the pace and share another love I have, the love for cooking. As we have gotten through the holidays and into the new year with our resolutions, we have valentine's day coming. We have calendars packed with upcoming crops and we wonder what can we make for these that everyone will like. I tasted this recipe recently at family get together where one on my in-laws Tom made for dessert. This cake was so moist and rich that you could barely eat a small piece. It was great so I wanted to start off sharing a recipe with you for it. I hope you like it and please feel free to share it with everyone. I hope to put more recipes on my blog in the future. Let me know what you think. Leave me a comment

Decadent Jam Cake

4 cups flour 6 eggs separated
1 cup butter 2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup Crisco 1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups sugar 1 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp. allspice

2 cups blackberry jam
1 cup strawberry jam
1 cup pineapple jam or crushed pineapple
1 cup nuts

Mix all ingredients as listed, using egg yolks first. Mix well and then fold in egg whites. Bake at 350 degrees. Makes 4 or 5 layers.

Buttermilk frosting
1 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 stick butter 1/2 cup buttermilk

Cook to soft ball stage, beat until thick enough to spread. YUM

I didn't use pineapple and instead used 2 cups strawberry jam.


Tona said...

Hmmm, since I have a cupboard full of homemade jams I may have to give this one a try.

Anonymous said...

That sounds delish. I have copied it for later. Thanks for sharing.

Danice said...

oohh i would love to make this.. but I'm not going to.. i am not doing any baking at the moment- eating healthier!!

Groovy Deborah said...

Hi Stefen! How ya doin? You were asking if there was something else you needed to add to your cake mix and there is one thing that I can tell you that would do nothing more than make this thing taste better than it already does sound...a pinch of salt. Salt will bring out the flavors of the already wonderful tasties you have goin on there. I'm Diabtic so have a slice for me :)

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