Strawberry Jam Cake

Rose Rauhauser


My mom used to make this for special occasions but I say, why wait, life's too short and strawberries are in season now. Enjoy

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I understand why Rose's mother made this strawberry cake recipe on special occasions. It's super moist, but firm enough to hold up 3 layers. The jam adds a punch of flavor next to the cake. The strawberry cream cheese frosting is rich and creamy. This cake will be great for any occasion and it's a strawberry lover's dream recipe!

Tip: When using jam in layers, if you put a ring of frosting around the edge of the cake with a piping bag it keeps the jam from bleeding out of the edges and mixing in the frosting.


1 c
butter, softened
1 3/4 c
egg whites
2 c
pureed strawberries
1/2 c
sour cream
1 tsp
strawberry extract
3 c
cake flour
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp


8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
butter, softened
3 1/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1/4 c
pureed strawberries
1/2 tsp
strawberry extract
1 c
seedless strawberry jam, divided
sliced strawberries (optional)


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1Grease and flour three 9 inch round pans, set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

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2Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

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3Beat in the strawberries, sour cream and extract.

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4Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

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5Add to the creamed mixture.

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6Transfer batter to prepared pans.

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7Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely.

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8Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy and add the confectioners sugar, strawberries and extract; beat until smooth. Place bottom cake layer on your serving plate; top with jam and then frosting, repeat layers.

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9If you choose, garnish with sliced strawberries.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Summer Desserts!