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Holiday Jam Cake

  • Makes one 4-layer cake.
    SERVES

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup berry jam
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup diced apples
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Filling:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 heaping Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup chopped apples

Directions

Cake

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening, add eggs, and mix well. Add jam; add buttermilk and sifted dry ingredients alternatively, beginning with buttermilk. Add nuts and fruit and mix well. Bake in four 9-inch round pans for 30 to 40 minutes.

Filling

Meanwhile, in large saucepan over medium heat, cook sugar, flour, margarine, and milk until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add fruit and nuts. Spread filling between layers, and on top and sides of cake. Garnish if desired with red and green maraschino cherries and pecan halves. Store in cool place.

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