I found a few recipes, but not too much on the history or origins of this recipe. It's sometimes referred to as "Southern Jam Cake," but Kentucky seems to be universally acknowledged as its birthplace.
The cake batter is flavored with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and then it's mixed with either blackberry or strawberry jam. In some versions, the cake is frosted with a boiled buttermilk icing, and in other versions, it's a caramel icing.
Here are a few recipes I found:
The combination of spices, jam, and caramel-y frosting sounds very intriguing! Does anyone know more about this cake?
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