Including jams in cakes is my favourite, because they add a little zing to the cakes and makes it little sticky and moist. This is a cake which has a swirled jam over it and it adds a little design over the cake and makes it taste so yummy.
The cake itself is a moist butter cake, which is so soft and fluffy. The jam which i used in this is J.M. Smucker's® Fruit and Honey Strawberry Fruit Spread. It is a unique jam because it is sweetened with honey and not sugar..It is available in walmart. There are 4 flavours available like blueberry lemon, triple berries, strawberry and tropical. The one which is used is strawberry because i love strawberry jam more than anything else..
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Makes : 9 to 12 squares
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3/4 cup / 90 grams
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt a pinch
Eggs - 2
Unsalted Soft Butter - 120 grams
Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 grams
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Strawberry Essence - 1/2 tsp (optional)
J.M. Smucker's® Fruit and Honey Strawberry Fruit Spread - 6 tblspn
(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)
Preheat oven to 160 degree C.
Grease a 18 cm square cake pan with oil and dust it with flour. Coat it on all sides and tap off the excess.
Take flour, baking powder and salt in a sieve and sift it well. Set aside.
Take butter, sugar, in a bowl and whip till creamy.
Now add in vanilla, strawberry essence and eggs in the bowl and whip till creamy.
Now add in the flour mix in and fold gently.
Spoon this into the pan and spread evenly.
Now dollop the fruit spread here and there and use a toothpick to swirl it.
Now bake this for 30 mins.
Remove it and let it cool down.
Cut into squares and enjoy.
|I used the strawberry fruit spread for this recipe|
|measure all your ingredients and set aside|
|grease a baking pan with oil and coat it with flour|
|take flour in a bowl|
|add in baking powder|
|sieve well and set aside|
|take butter in a bowl|
|add in sugar|
|use a beater to whip this up|
|now it is all creamy|
|add in vanilla essence|
|add little strawberry essence|
|add in eggs|
|whip till creamy|
|add in flour mix in|
|whip till mixed|
|fold gently using a spatula|
|spoon this into the pan|
|spread it evenly|
|dollop strawberry fruit spread over it|
|use a toothpick to swirl it|
|now time to bake|
|now it is all baked and beautiful|
|let it cool down, now invert it into the cutting board|
|cut into squares|
|These cakes are so soft and has a little tart from the fruit spread..Totally addictive..|