1 cup sugar
1 cup jam (any fruit jam, we used seedless raspberry)
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Prepare two cake pans with non-stick cooking spray and line bottom of pans with parchment paper. In large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, shortening and buttermilk. Slowly add sugar and whisk until combined. In a separate medium mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda. Slowly add dry mixture to egg mixture. Stirring until smooth. Spoon batter evenly into prepared baking pans and bake for 45 minutes. Let cool. Once cake is cooled spoon jam on one cake layer, top with other cake. Spoon the rest of the jam on top.
Notes from Paula’s Kitchen: Children will love helping with this cake. The messier the better! We recommend adding an additional two tablespoons of shortening to add moisture to cake. Also making the cake in four thin layers would be a great way to get more jam. In this case you will need a 16 oz jar of jam.
Food Editor’s Note: As you can see from the photo (above). The actual recipe sent to Paula, is a very old. It was included in a precious handwritten book of recipes mailed to the corporate office. The pages brittle with age, wear and love. There were no instructions on how to bake the cake, just the ingredients. The result above is our interpretation of how we thought this cake would best be represented. The old recipe book now holds a place of honor in Paula’s personal collection.
Dear, Paula Deen
Well I think you are the most amazing person, you are my role model if they took you off from the set I would of died inside your the best cook and I can't waite to see you again
Alexis Conner in Summer Salad Days on December 04, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Paula, I used to watch your show on Food Network a lot when I still had the TV and cable many year ago. You weren't even that big a star back then. I always love watching you cook on Youtube after I ditched my TV and cable and read your recipes on Food Network Magazines. I hope one day you can return to Food Network and the Food Network Magazine. I stop buying the magazine since you were gone.
Orindary Jane in Love at Last on December 04, 2013 at 2:32 am
Great blog Cindy!!!! I always enjoy reading your post. This Thanksgiving centerpiece is absolutely beautiful and so easy to make.
Ann in A Perfectly Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece on December 03, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Paula, made your Zucchini Custard Casserole for Thanksgiving and it was Fantastic!!! Thank you so much! Love you & your family. Happy holidays!
Pat Walker in Love at Last on December 02, 2013 at 8:45 pm