Southern Blackberry Jam Cake Recipe

2014-11-28
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 I saw this recipe a few months ago and just knew I had to make it for the holidays!

It also gave me just another reason to buy my favorite Blackberry Jam and Cracker Barrel!

 Southern Blackberry Jam Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup seedless blackberry jam
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Caramel Frosting:
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 TBSP white corn syrup
  • 4 1/2 TBSP whole milk
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray or flour 2 --9 inch round baking pans.

Step 2

With mixer, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

Step 3

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.

Step 4

Now add the blackberry jam until all combined.

Step 5

In another bowl, sift together the flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and salt.

Step 6

Add the dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl.

Step 7

Add the vanilla, pecans and raisins, mixing on low until everything is incorporated.

Step 8

Bake 40 minutes or until cake pulls away from side of pans. Remove cake from pans and add caramel icing.

Step 9

Making the Caramel Icing:

Step 10

Melt all ingredients except confectioners sugar on top of stove.

Step 11

Remove from heat and add sugar.

Step 12

Stir or cool until it has a glazed look and is of spreading consistency. Spread on cake.

 The delicious ingredients…
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Cream the butter and sugar…
Add the eggs…
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Spoon in that AMAZING Blackberry Jam…
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Look how deliciously purple the batter turns!
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Add the dry ingredients…
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and the buttermilk…
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Get those toasted pecans ready..
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Toss them along with the raisins into the batter…
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Pour the batter into your 2–9 inch… greased and floured pans…
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Mmmm…smells heavenly after baking on 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes…
I kept performing the toothpick test at 30 minutes because I’ve never cooked a layer cake that long…
I recommend this as each oven is so very different…
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Cool about 10 minutes and turn them out to cool completely…
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In your saucepan, add the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, corn syrup and milk…
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I just melted it all on low until all the ingredients were smooth…
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Add the confectioner’s sugar and whisk until smooth…
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You’ll want to pour between the layers and on the sides and top while it’s slightly warm…
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It will be very drippy…
But just keep working with it with your knife or spreader..
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It will all come together like this!
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I added a bit of the jam and some blackberries on top!
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It was yummy!
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Definitely a Southern treat!
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