Blueberry Jam Cake or as I call it "The Ugly Duckling Cake"

Deneece Gursky


Ok so its not the prettiest cake in the bakery lol, the addition of the jam makes the cake a very dark color as does the addition of the blueberry juice to the glaze, but as my son says "its not how it looks but how it tastes that matters!" And let me tell you this turned out amazing! It is like a giant, super moist, super flavorful blueberry muffin! the glaze gave it that extra flavor, however this cake is so delicious it can stand on its own or you can dust it with a bit of powdered sugar. I was bored after work yesterday since my son was off with his daddy and i hit the kitchen. Groceries were slim pickens lol since i am back to work and have to wait till fridays to shop now. : ) So I pulled out a few things from the frig and cabinet and this is what i came up with!! Will definitely be trying this with other flavors of jam!! Dont let the funny color turn you off, if you make this cake you will absolutely love it!!


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    1 pillsbury moist supreme classic white cake mix
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    16 to 18 oz jar of blueberry preserves or jam (i used smuckers)
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    1/2 c milk
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    1/2 c oil
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    1 tablespoon vanilla
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    3 extra large eggs

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    confectioners sugar
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    blueberry juice (to taste)

How to Make Blueberry Jam Cake or as I call it "The Ugly Duckling Cake"


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray and lightly flour a bundt pan
  2. In large bowl empty cake mix
  3. Add Preserves to this.
  4. Now add milk
  5. Pour in oil
  6. Add vanilla
  7. Add eggs
  8. Beat on low speed till blended
  9. Now beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes till well mixed
  10. pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated 350 oven for 50 to 60 min or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
  11. Remove and allow to cool. Then invert cake pan onto plate and tap gently to release. (i use a very thin rubber spatula to loosen it around edges)
  12. For Glaze : In small bowl mix confectioners sugar and milk to desired consistancy
  13. Add blueberry juice till desired taste is reached. (you mak have to add a bit more sugar if it thins up too much)
  14. Glaze cake and enjoy!! (It really isnt the prettiest cake lol but the taste and smell will oh so make up for that, after all remember the Ugly Duckling ; )

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