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Strawberry Jam Cake

When I need a cake for a special occasion, this is my go-to recipe because everyone is crazy about it. Every year I make it for a Relay for Life cake raffle we have at work. It has raised a lot of money for a very good cause. —Tammy Urbina, Warner Robins, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 cups pureed strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup pureed strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • 1 cup seedless strawberry jam, divided
  • Halved fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

  • Grease and flour three 9-in. round baking pans; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the strawberries, sour cream and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Transfer batter to prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 22-26 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, strawberries, extract and, if desired, food coloring; beat until smooth.
  • Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate; top with 1/2 cup jam and 1/2 cup frosting. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Garnish with strawberries if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 706 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 110g carbohydrate (79g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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