Blackberry Jam Cake with Caramel Icing

Betty Graves

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@ILUVSPICES

This is one of my husbands favorite cakes. I try to make it on Thansgiving or Christamas every year. The caramel icing gives it a finishing touch. This cake is very rich in taste.


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Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 tsp
salt
4 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 c
raisins
2 tsp
nutmeg
6
eggs room temperature
2 c
dark brown sugar, packed
1 c
walnuts, chopped
1 c
butter, salted, softened
2 c
blackberry jam (i use jam in jar at grocery store)
2 c
buttermilk, room temperature

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter and flour a large tube pan, or use a flour based baking spray such as Baker's Joy. Set the pan aside.
2
Separate the eggs, putting the yolks and whites in different mixing bowls. In another large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In a small bowl, mix ½ cup of the flour mixture with the walnuts and raisins.
3
Add the brown sugar, butter, and blackberry jam to the egg yolks, and stir together thoroughly. Stir in the buttermilk. Add the flour mixture.

Beat the egg whites until they turn white but are loose and runny, not too "airy." Fold the egg whites into the batter. Then mix the nuts and raisins into final mixture blending only enough so that they are equally distributed in the batter.
4
Pour the batter into the tube pan and bake for 1 ½ to 2 hours. When a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, it's done.
5
Remove the pan from the oven and let the cake cool for about 10 minutes in the pan. Then loosen the cake from the sides of the pan by running a knife around the edge. Invert a cake plate over the pan, and invert the two together. Lift off the tube pan.
6
Caramel Icing:
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups dark brown sugar, packed

Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the icing is well blended. Remove from the heat and drizzle over cake while still warm. You can make the icing as thick as you like.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #nuts, #caramel, #raisins