Aunt Fanny's Jam Cake (Mother’s Method)
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
  • 2-1/2 C flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 3-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C milk
  • Jam
DIRECTIONS
  1. Butter and flour a good-sized loaf cake pan.
  2. Sift dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in shortening, or rub in well with fingers.
  4. Make a hole in center and break in the two eggs and mix.
  5. Add the 1/2 cup milk and mix thoroughly.
  6. Allow to rest 10 minutes.
  7. Divide dough into two parts.
  8. Roll and pat out one part.
  9. Lay rolled dough in the bottom of buttered and floured pan.
  10. Spread with jam.
  11. Make strips out of the balance of dough.
  12. Criss-cross strips over the jam.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is Zelma's adaptation of Aunt Fanny's recipe. Photograph of Zelma Levin, age 14.