Glazed Jam Cake (a coffee cake)

Garrison Wayne


I love the sweetness of a good coffee cake in the morning. Pair that with an equally good cup of coffee and scrambled eggs, and that's a breakfast I can rave about. This is a relatively easy cake to make. Just follow the steps to create the different layers. Don't overwork anything and you will have great success. I particularly like using a mixed berry jam for this recipe, but I leave that up to you. The possibilities are only limited to the flavors of jam available. Have a SWEET MORNING!


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20 Min
30 Min


  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    cold unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c

  • 1/3 c
    jam, any flavor

  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1-2 pinch
  • 2 Tbsp
    cold unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 3/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/ tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2-2 Tbsp

How to Make Glazed Jam Cake (a coffee cake)


  1. Place the first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Incorporate the cold butter by using a pastry blender until a coarse meal is achieved.
  2. Fold in the milk and beaten egg, just until mixed. Do not over mix.
  3. Spread the cake batter in a well buttered 9 inch pie tin.
  4. Using a spoon, drop dollops of jam over the cake batter. Using the back of a spoon, carefully spread the jam so that you have an even layer.
  5. Place the Streusel ingredients in a small mini-processor. Pulse about 12 pulses to make a slighly lumpy meal.
  6. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the cake evenly.
  7. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 27 minutes. Test with a pick.
  8. Cool the cake a bit and put the glaze together by mixing in a small bowl. Drizzle the glaze over the cake while it is still warm. Set 10 minutes and serve, or serve later at room temperature.

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