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Strawberry Jam Cake

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

Every year I make this special Strawberry Jam Cake for the Relay for Life cake raffle. It has raised lots of money for a good cause. —Tammy Urbina, Warner Robins, Georgia
Strawberry Jam Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 cups pureed strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract, optional
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup pureed strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract, optional
  • 1 to 3 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam, divided
  • Halved or sliced fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

  1. Grease and flour three 9-in. round baking pans; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the strawberries, sour cream and, if desired, extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Transfer batter to prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 22-26 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, strawberries and, if desired, the extract and red food coloring; beat until smooth.
  5. Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate; top with 1/4 cup jam and 1/2 cup frosting. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Garnish with strawberries if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 783 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 416mg sodium, 130g carbohydrate (99g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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