Jam Cake

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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.

Jam Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup blackberry preserves
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions

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.