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Kentucky Jam Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary-Vance Smith
Added: Monday, September 7, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp nutmeg
1 c buttermilk
1 c seedless blackberry jam
1 c chopped pecans

Directions:
Directions:
1.) Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Sift dry ingredients abd add alternately to creamed mixture with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Add nuts and jam.
2.) Bake in greased tube (or bundt) pan at 350 degrees for one hour or till toothpick inserted comes out clean).

ICING:

1 stick butter, softened
2 cups evaporated milk
1 lb. light brown sugar (2 1/3 cups)

1.) Put butter, milk and brown sugar in saucepan and boil for 3-4 min. (It should reach soft ball stage.).
2.) Beat untill smooth. Let cool throughly and frost cooled cake.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-16
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2-2 1/2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This cake is a Kentucky favorite and seen on many of the dessert menus in restaraunts across the state. It is also a "staple dessert" at almost every Derby Party come the first weeked in May!!!

 

 

 

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