Jam Cake

Jam Cake


"This is a traditional Kentucky Christmas Cake. I like it better than fruit cake and the pecans may be soaked in bourbon several days before the cake is made."


servings 361 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.4g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 163 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 10 inch tube pan and set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs separately, beating well after each.
  3. Sift together soda and flour; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Mix well.
  4. Add jam, pecans, coconut and raisins. Mix well and pour into prepared pan. Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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  1. 9 Ratings


This is very similar to a recipe that has been handed down in my family for over 100 years. If you think this cake is good the first day, then why don't you put it int he fridge and let it set 3...

i love this recipe. I recently learned how to make it from my grandma who is form Kentucky. She told me they would put in the attic for a week, where it wasn't heated so it would moisten. As far...

I just wish there was a recipe for the icing as well.

he cake was delicious ,but no matter what pan I used it wouldn't stop sticking. Any suggestions?

I skipped the sugar altogether since the cup of jam, raisins and coconut each make it sweet enough. The cake was delicious the way I made it. Also, like another reviewer suggested, I added in so...

A truly satisfying cake. I wanted to use up some strawberry jam. I didn't have pecans so I used almonds. One other change was 3/4 of the amount of sugar. I took it right out of the bundt ...

soaked raisins and nuts in whisky (I keep a tub of whiskey soaked raisins in the pantry all the time), added ground cloves, nutmeg and cinamon, sans coconut-my dude doesn't always care for it. I...

I was so disappointed, though the cake baked perfectly and looked so good it was far too sweet and bland, even my husband who likes sweet, agreed, a waste of good ingredients as I threw it out! ...

Excellent. I added a little extra coconut and also added some walnuts. Made a glaze to drizzle over and yum. I made it with Splenda and could not even tell it! Will make again for sure!