Leftover Jam Cake

Leftover Jam Cake

You may have loads of jars of jam and don’t know what to do with any surplus. This is a cake which can be made only when you feel like having a spongy treat.


Serves 6

150g butter or margarine

2 eggs

100g caster sugar or granulated if you’ve run out of caster

1 tsp vanilla extract

Zest of 1 lemon

200g self raising flour 

Milk as required

300g jam


Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Grease a square or round tin and line with greaseproof paper.

In a bowl, mix the butter or margarine with the eggs and sugar.

Mix in the vanilla extract and lemon zest continue mixing.

Put in the flour and mix. 

Combine well and if the mixture feels too dry, add a little milk. The consistency should be like cake batter.

Put the mixture into the tin. Make holes in the mixture and put in the jam. Spread the remaining jam over the batter.

Put in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden.

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