Heritage Jam Cake

Oxmoor House
one 2- layer cake


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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter milk
3 cups flour, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup grape jam


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Set aside.

Dissolve soda in buttermilk; stir well. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Combine dates and pecans; dredge in remaining flour. Fold into batter. Carefully fold grape jam into batter.

Pour batter into 2 waxed paper - lined and greased 9 - inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove layers from pans, and let cool completely.

Spread hot Kentucky Fruit Filling between layers and on top of cooled cake.

Created date

February 2010