Sunday, June 16, 2013

Jam Cake

Blackberry jam cake has been a family tradition in Dan's family so I try to make it from time to time. When I was thinking of making him some sweets for Father's Day, it came to my mind. It had been a long time since he had some.

Here's the simple recipe:

1 cup softened margarine
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
10-12 oz jar seedless blackberry preserves 
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup buttermilk

Grease 13 x 9 baking pan. Set oven to 350. Cream margarine and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in preserves. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl and add 1/3 into creamed mixture. Stir well. Add 1/3 cup of buttermilk and stir well. Add another 1/3 cup of dry ingredients and stir well. Add the rest of the buttermilk, stir and finish with the remaining dry ingredients. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.

If you do not have buttermilk, you can make your own. Mix 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice with 1 cup of milk.

Dan is a happy jam cake eater!


  1. Oh, yum! Thanks for posting this recipe, Patty. Trip would love it because he loves anything blackberry!


  2. Such a smart idea to add a jar of jam to a sweet breakfast bread!! I can just imagine the flavor! Pinning this so I can make it soon!

  3. OH this sounds like such a wonderful old fashioned recipe / have to try this one for sure! :)

  4. MMMMMmmm, looks so yum, love finding out about recipes like these, never had blackberry jam cake before! Thanks Patty!

  5. this looks yummy and relatively easy to make. thanks for sharing it and i hope the men and fathers in your family have a lovely father's day. xo

  6. My grandmother made jam cake with caramel icing and I loved it. I cold kick myself for not knowing her recipe because none I have tried have compared. You can bet I will be trying yours as I keep hoping!


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