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Mildred's Jam Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Mildred's Jam Cake, by , is from The Hudson-Jones Family Reunion Cookbook 2008, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sue Henage
Added: Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Jam Cake:

2 c. sugar
1 c. butter or margarine
2 c. buttermilk
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. allspice
4 c. all purpose flour
1 box raisins
2 c. jam
2 eggs ( opt.)

Caramel Icing:

1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. cream or milk
1 3/4 - 2 c. confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream sugar and butter together. Beat in eggs one at a time, then buttermilk. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Add to mixture, mix well. Add raisins that have been coated with flour. Mix well and pour into your choice of baking pans. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Frost with caramel icing after cake has cooled.

For icing, melt butter in saucepan. Add brown sugar, stirring constantly, boil 3 minutes. Add cream and continue to stir ( this burns easily). Let mixture come to a rolling boil and remove from heat. Add vanilla, stir, and let cool. Sift confectioners sugar and use a mixer to blend gradually into cooled mixture. Beat well until creamy and of spreading consistency. You may have to add more cream or confectioners sugare to keep it smooth.




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