Jam Cake with Caramel Chocolate Ganache

3234 mins (prep 3234)
18 ingredients
12 to 16 servings
Filled with spices, buttermilk, and jam, this moist cake has been in the baking repertoire of my husband's family for over a century. Although this particular recipe hails from Bowling Green, Kentucky, I found many other recipes for jam cake that originated further south. At first glance, I mistakenly thought the jam was merely a filling between the cake layers but to my happy surprise, the jam is actually an ingredient in the batter, creating a lovely berry hue to the cake and an even better berry taste. This down-home cake traditionally calls for a sweet caramel frosting, but I opted for a decadent caramel chocolate ganache. Make the ganache before you make the cake as it needs about 3 hours to firm up at room temperature (and is so much better when not refrigerated).

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Serving Size (16.06 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 10.03 Calories from Fat 4.59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.51g 9.41%
Saturated Fat 0.29g 17.49%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 1.68mg 6.74%
Sodium 120.98mg 60.49%
Total Carbohydrate 0.92g 3.69%
Dietary Fiber 0.12 g 5.52%
Sugars 0.75 g %
Protein 0.5g 12.0%
Vitamin A 25.9IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 19.78mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
round, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, fine sea salt, chocolate ganache, caramel