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Old-fashioned Jam Cake

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

3/4  cup  sweet cream butter, softened
1  cup  sugar
4    Eggs
1  cup  peach jam
1  teaspoon  lemon extract
2 1/2  cups  unsifted all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  soda
1  teaspoon  cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
1/2  teaspoon  allspice
1  cup  buttermilk
1  cup  currants, dredged in flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease three 8" round cake pans. In large mixer bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. ` Blend in jam and lemon extract. Mix together flour, soda, cinnamon, baking powder and allspice. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Fold in currants. Turn into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Spread Cream Cheese Butter Icing between layers and on top of cake. (See recipe.) Possum Kingdom Lake Cookbook MC Formatted using MC Buster & SNT on 4/10/98

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