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Strawberry Jam Cake Recipe

Strawberry Jam Cake Recipe

When I need a cake for a special occasion, this is my go-to recipe because everyone is crazy about it. Every year I make it for a cake raffle we have at work for Relay for Life. It has raised a lot of money for a very good cause.—Tammy Urbina, Warner Robins, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 cups pureed strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup pureed strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 1 cup seedless strawberry jam, divided
  • Sliced fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

  • 1. Grease and flour three 9-in. round baking pans; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the strawberries, sour cream and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Transfer batter to prepared pans.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, strawberries and extract; beat until smooth.
  • 5. Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate; top with 1/2 cup jam and 1/2 cup frosting. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced strawberries if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without sliced strawberries) equals 706 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 377 mg sodium, 110 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.