Friday, November 25, 2011

Jam Cake Recipe

Jam Cake Recipe 
Recipe by Rhonda from Shadow Jewels, Edited by Angela from Windy City Knits

Rhonda here from Shadow Jewels, with a simple and delicious recipe. I found this recipe in a falling apart old cookbook that belonged to my Grandma Haas.  What a wonderful book! Tattered and stained, missing it's cover...I don't know how old it is, but it comes from a simpler time.  No flashy, trendy recipes in here, these are the tried and true staples from a lost generation of frugal housewives. 

There are three recipes for Jam Cake, so it must have been quite popular in old timey Ohio.  I picked the simplest one.  The recipe calls for strawberry jam, but I used blackberry since that is what I had. I substituted butter for the shortening, and used raw sugar. 
This cake is rich and scrumptious, spicy and fruity, and it makes your house smell like autumn is here to stay. The other two recipes call for the addition of 1/2 cup each raisins and walnuts.  This cake definitely has enough character to support that, so I think I'll try it next time. Cream cheese frosting is a must for this one!

Lampwork Glass Bracelet
In Rhonda's shop you will find vintage rhinestone earrings and charm bracelets, vintage glass beads, lampwork glass, swarovski crystals, vintage brass filigree. Genuine gemstone briolettes, wire wrapped, gemstone encrusted earrings, sterling silver, gold filled, all hand forged treasures. Shabby chic, victorian style, steampunk., fantasy. 



  1. Sounds sooo yummy! Great recipe for this season! I especially love that it is your Grandma's, feel like making it right now! :) Thank you for sharing :)

  2. Cream cheese frosting? Count me in! This looks delish, can't wait to try it!

  3. Wonderful recipe1 Thank you for sharing it with us!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...