A subtly spiced cake filled with strawberry jam and frosted with an unforgettable brown sugar buttercream. This rich Jam Cake recipe is melt in your mouth delicious and easy to make.
Love strawberries, try this strawberry crunch cake and make it with the yummy strawberry gooey butter cake!
This Jam Cake recipe from Toni Tipton-Martin's Cookbook, Jubilee to celebrate the upcoming Juneteenth holiday! This year, I am celebrating Juneteenth with 18 other Black culinary creators (link can be found at the bottom of the page for a full list this year's participants). We are honoring 19 Black American cookbook authors by recreating their recipes, amplifying their work, and sharing our connections to Freedom Day.
Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day, the final emancipation of those enslaved in the US announced in 1865. Share these recipes with your family and help us continue the legacy of celebrating progress. Additionally, you can easily follow each participant by using the hashtag #JuneteenthCookout2022 on Instagram.
If you've ever been afraid to bake a cake, fret not. This southern-style recipe is so simple (and SO good). It consists of a strawberry jam filling, a really simple but moist two layer cake (which can easily be baked as one layer), and that brown sugar frosting - it had me licking the bowl!
If you love strawberries, you've got to try this strawberry bread and these strawberry macarons! You should also give this Red Velvet Bundt Cake a try for your Juneteenth celebrations!
You'll simply need a few basic pantry staple ingredients.
Flour, baking powder, and salt - to provide life and structure to the cake
Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg - these spices pair perfectly with the jam. It's a subtle flavor but such a delicious pairing
Eggs - binding agent and to add moisture
Sugar - for sweetness to pair perfectly with the strawberry jam!
Milk - to hydrate the batter and make the cake light and airy
Vanilla Extract - for flavor!
Butter - what's a recipe without butter?!
Strawberry Jam or Preserves - I love them both so use what you have! This is for the strawberry jam cake filling
Now make the brown sugar buttercream.
Once the cake has cooled, place the first layer on a cake stand. Use a piping bag (or ziploc bag) to pipe the buttercream frosting around the perimeter or the cake. Pour the strawberry jam in the middle to make the strawberry cake filling and place the second layer on top.
Ice the cake as per normal and top with fresh strawberries! Enjoy!
There are a couple of tools to make assembling this cake super easy! I recommend using a hand mixer or stand mixer (with the paddle attachment). Also, I recommend using:
Jubilee is a celebration of culture and foods and how they intersect in taste, flavor, joy, and love. From the beautiful dishes to delectable baked goods, I've made my fair share of recipes from this book, and would be remiss not to celebrate this treasury of food for Juneteenth. This book embodies freedom through culinary expression and is the perfect culmination of recipes to rejoice! Thank you!
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