Sunday, June 10, 2012

Modern Baker: Blueberry Jam Cake

I must begin this post by thanking N.M. I have never been able to unmold a bundt cake so beautifully! I now look forward to my husband's birthday Kentucky butter rum cake. Bring on unmolding!!

Okay, so it is technically supposed to be blackberry jam cake, but I didn't have any blackberry jam. I did have one last jar of homemade seedless blueberry jam. I figured N.M. would support the substitution.
The Modern Baker challengers are baking their way through The Modern Baker cookbook section by section. We are now in cakes!

I began by creaming the butter and sugar. It seems almost all dessert recipes begin this way. I added the eggs and then the flour mixture alternating with buttermilk. The flour mixture consisted of flour, cocoa, allspice, cinnamon, and baking soda. Finally, I added pecans and the blueberry jam.

I omitted the raisins.
I recently saw this fantastic quote from the movie Benny & Joon.
"You don't like raisins?" 
"No, they used to be fat and juicy, now they're twisted, they had their lives' stolen. They taste sweet, but really they're just humiliated grapes."
I stand firm that no humiliated grapes enter my baking!

The cake was delicious! I'd make one again in a heartbeat! After my blueberry jam substitute was a hit I imagine I'd equally love blackberry. Come to think of it, I bet raspberry, marionberry, and chesterberry would also be fabulous! Endless possibilities....


  1. That is one beautiful cake! Sounds good with the sub as well. LOL on Benny and Joon...I love that movie, I giggle every time I see it. My favorite is when she is pouring cereal into a blender wearing a diving/scuba

  2. We loved this one as well. I made the blackberry version, but blueberry sounds absolutely inspired!


Related Posts with Thumbnails