The Louisiana strawberries are ready and being sold everywhere today. I thought this strawberry recipe was interesting. Can't wait to try it.
Louisiana Jam Cake
1 cup Butter Flavor Crisco
1 cup sugar
1 (16 ounce) jar grape jam,
1 cup strawberry preserves
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
6 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons maple flavoring
2 tablespoons milk
additional milk, for desired consistency
Preheat oven to 350'.
In a large mixer bowl, beat margarine and sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after addition.
Stir in jam and preserves.
Sift together dry ingredients; add alternately with buttermilk to jam mixture.
Turn into 3 well greased and floured (or Pam Sprayed) 9 inch cake pans.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans.
Frost with maple frosting and garnish with nuts if desired.
In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy.
Add the powdered sugar, maple flavoring and 2 tablespoons milk.