Jam Cake Recipe – Caribbean Recipe

Blackberry Jam Cake Recipe - Nevis Island

Blackberry Jam Cake Recipe – Nevis Island

Newcastle, Nevis
January 30, 2007

Blackberry Jam Cake Recipe Ingredients:

1-3/4 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup blackberry jam
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs

Blackberry Jam Cake Recipe Preparation:

Mix all ingredients together and beat. Grease and flour two 8-inch pans. Fill pans with cake batter and bake 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Caramel Icing For The Jam Cake Recipe (Optional)


1 stick butter
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup cream
1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar

Icing Preparation:

Blend all ingredients till smooth.

Fun Cake Trivia

  • National Cake Day is on 26th November and is celebrated with fun in the USA.
  • In India, the oldest and still the most appreciated bakeries are – Yazdani Bakery – Mumbai, Albert Bakery – Bengaluru, Nahoum & Sons – Kolkata, and Wenger’s – Delhi.
  • All of us are familiar with blowing candles out of a birthday cake and making wishes- right? But do any of you know that the ancient people used to blow candles one at a time so that the smoke carries their prayers to heaven? The cakes were also offered to the Moon (treated as Goddess) and the candles were symbolic of the moonlight.
  • It is fascinating to learn that it was Queen Victoria who was the first one to have pure white icing on her wedding cake. And that’s how the term “Royal Icing” came into usage.
  • If people have money, they can go to any extent. Why? Because the world’s costliest cake contains 10 sapphires along with necklaces, rings, and bracelets. Do you want to know the cost? The name of this cake is “Pirates Fantasy” and the price is a whopping $35million.
  • Do you know that the older the fruit cake is – the better it becomes? Fruit cakes were eaten by crusaders of Roman origin as that kept them full for a longer time. The Britishers then experimented with dried fruits that the Mediterranean supplied. The trick is to soak the dry fruits in brandy, rum, or whiskey and then wrap them in foil so that it ripens with time.
  • In ancient times, there was a Cake Stacking custom. Each guest brought a layer of cake and all those layers were stacked with apple butter. Now, the higher the cake was the more popular the couple was believed to be.
  • Having a cake during Christmas is a tradition that the whole world follows. But in the medieval era, parties were held to bring closure to Christmas celebration where live birds and frogs used to burst out a giant cake.
  • Are you are familiar with the phrase: “you can’t have your cake and eat it”? Then, you must know that it first appeared in the early 16th Century.
  • The Victoria in Victoria Sponge is after Queen Victoria because she enjoyed the simple cake with her afternoon tea.

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