Jam Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 1
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1/2 Cup butter
1/2 Cup shortening
4 large eggs -- well beaten
3 Cups flour
2 Cups sugar
2 Cups jam -- seedless or homemade
1 cup raisins -- finely chopped
1 cup nuts
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon all-spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
2 Cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup butter
1 cup finely chopped raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
1 Package marshmallows -- (10 oz.)

Preparation / Directions:

Cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating throughly after each. Add soda, all-spice, cinnamon and baking powder to flour. Add flour and buttermilk, alternately, to creamed mixture. Then add vanilla. Stir in jam, raisins and pecans. Pour equally in 3 greased and floured 9" inch pans and bake at 350 for 25 to 30 mins. or until inserted toothpick in center comes out clean. Do not overbake. JAM CAKE ICING Combine sugar, milk and butter. Boil in water until softball stage (approx. 30 mins). After reaching boiling stage reduce heat and watch closely (scorches easily). When softball stage is reached, remove from heat and add raisins, nuts and marshmallows. Cool until spreading consistency. Spread on cake. Cake is better if it mellows a day or two before cutting.


Nutritional Information:

12083 Calories (kcal); 572g Total Fat; (41% calories from fat); 137g Protein; 1707g Carbohydrate; 1535mg Cholesterol; 4220mg Sodium

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