This is one of my great-grandmas recipes that is really special.I was told to let it age for a day then serve the next day for a richer taste.I put a carmel icing in the recipe but you can use any kind or leave it plain.
Cream butter and add sugar slowly. Beat till creamy.
Add eggs (room temperature) one at a time beating after each egg.
Sift flour.Then sift 3 1/2 cups flour again with baking soda and spices..
Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Blend all ingredients together well.
Mix cake at least 10 minutes.
Fold in strawberry jam.
Grease and flour cake pans and pour batter in them. Can use 13x9" or bundt cake pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes till golden brown.
CARMEL ICING: mix 1 1/2 cups melted butter and brown sugar. Add 1/2 cup of milk or cream and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Add enough confectioners sugar to make spreadable consistency.About 1 box.Frost cake while warm.