Friday, January 30, 2009

Blackberry Jam Cake.

blackberry jam cake

This is one of my favorite cakes. It’s one of those that just works. I love jam (and honey, hence the blog name), and I LOVE things flavored with jam. The flavors in this cake are very subtle, cinnamon, vanilla, even the jam seems to just blend in. I plan on making it for every occasion possible. Weddings, birthdays, earth day, etc.

I’d never used cake flour before, but I am now a believer. This cake was just so light and airy.

blackberry jam cake

Blackberry Jam Cake

3 cups of cake flour
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of sour cream
1 cup of blackberry preserves (not jelly)

1/2 cup of blackberry preserves
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray a 12 cup bundt cake pan with non stick baking spray. In a bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time and scrape down the bowl after each egg. Add in the vanilla and beat until combined.

Add a 1/3 of the flour into the butter mixture alternating with 1/2 the sour cream beating after each addition. Fold in the blackberry preserves.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 300 for 15 minutes then increase the heat to 350 and bake for 40-50. Or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn it out onto rack to cool completely.

Once cooled heat the 1/2 cup of blackberry preserves in a small sauce pan until melted and then remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar. Do this to the consistency that you desire so you can use more or less of either ingredient.


  1. That cake looks very pretty and scrumptious! I'm drooling...



  2. I share your sentiments about jam! And baking with it is heavenly. I love big everyday cakes like this. They show you how simple baking can be with some simple, basic ingredients.

  3. What a lovely, simple cake. And beautiful, clear photos.

  4. this cake is so pretty and unpretentious. lovely!

  5. unpretentious is my middle name. : ) thanks!

  6. Looks wonderful!! Yout ake such great photos!

  7. This looks yummy. I'm happy to have discovered your blog!

  8. Oooh my . . .

    I've decided it's officially dangerous to visit your blog. ;P I'm so hungry!

  9. I got to eat it it was soooooooooooo good. Hannah you did verrrrrrry goooood

    love ya,

  10. This looks soooo good - I need to make it soon! And I always love a recipe where I can use my often-passed-over bundt pan!

  11. honestly, not really. i think i bought whatever was on sale. haha.

  12. This cake looks beautiful. Just FYI, another blogger is posting this picture and recipe as her own.

  13. Yum!!! I have a friend who keeps telling me about 'blackberry jam cake', and how he grew up with it and loves it, but I had never heard of it before. I don't know how close this is to his family's recipe, but it sure looks delicious!
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. obsessed w jam cakes lately. so glad i stumbled upon this one!

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