Georgia's Tennessee Jam Cake
This is an excellent cake recipe -- very moist and full of flavor. I used fresh nutmeg, which was a nice fresh touch to it. The cake was very dense, but the three layers was a nice contrast to the density.
I used a caramel frosting, which was nice, but I think it would also be great with a cream cheese frosting, and think I would prefer the tang of that next time. I also subbed chopped dates for the raisins, and you don't notice them once baked -- they just give the cake a nice richness. Did not use the nuts.
On one of the inside layers, did a layer of blackberry jam instead of frosting -- would recommend that; it was nice. Also, would suggest heating your jam a bit before adding to the batter, if it's cool out, because I had trouble getting it to blend in; it clumped a bit.
Overall, really nice cake!
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Mar. 28, 2011