Friday, June 6, 2008
Blackberry Jam Cake
At my work we have a breakfast club. So that every Friday some one brings in breakfast. It's not mandatory but a lot of people do participate. So because so many people participate you only have to make breakfast 3 or 4 times a year. So I use this time to test out new recipes and it gives me an excuse to not serve the same thing twice. So I had made this cake before but before I started my blog so I figured why not make it so that I can post it. I really like this cake its slightly spicy and has a hint of blackberry flavor. It's always a crowd pleaser and it transports very well. Not to toot my own horn but my breakfast day is highly regarded as the best breakfast day and everyone looks forward to it. So I must impress. And this cake does the trick.
Blackberry Jam Cake
1 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of baking soda
3 cups of cake flour
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
A pinch of salt
3/4 cup of sour cream
1 cup of blackberry preserves (do not use jelly)
1/2 cup of blackberry preserves
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray a 12 cup bundt cake pan with non stick baking spray. In a bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time and scrape down the bowl after each egg. Add in the vanilla and beat until combined. Add a 1/3 of the flour into the butter mixture alternating with1/2 the sour cream beating after each addition. Fold in the blackberry preserves. Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 300 for 15 minutes then increase the heat to 350 and bake for 40-50. Or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn it out onto rack to cool completely.
Once cooled heat the 1/2 cup of blackberry preserves in a small sauce pan until melted and then remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar. Do this to the consistency that you desire so you can use more or less of either ingredient.