Monday, March 16, 2015

Vanilla Jam Cake

This is another one of those desserts that probably will hurt my food Nazi credibility, but I needed a dessert for a meeting last night and happened to have this stuff on hand. I don't make layer cakes as a rule because many years ago a dinner guest made fun of what she called, "the saddest layer cake I've ever seen". I thought it was rude, but I also quit making them because of one tilted cake (that still tasted delicious, as I recall). 

I saw this recipe though and decided to give it a try. It was tasty and easy, and could easily be duplicated with any flavors or homemade cake and icing if you want.

1 box French vanilla cake mix
(3 large eggs, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil)
1/3  cup jam -- I used St. Dalfour Four Fruits -- 
1 carton vanilla frosting

Bake cake according to package directions in round pans. Cool layers completely. Place one layer on plate and top with jam leaving a 1/4 inch border around cake. Top with 2nd layer and frost cake completely. Serve with ice cream if desired -- we used cherry vanilla.

Happy eating!

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  1. Yum! Sounds delicious! And easy! My two requirements for baking. :-) Thanks for sharing!


  2. What a simple, yummy-looking recipe! Thank you for sharing :).

  3. Yum. This is something I can actually do in my missionary kitchen!

  4. Oh boy. This looks rich, but delicious!!!


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