Use up that last bit of strawberry jam in the fridge (we all have it) the classiest way possible. In a Strawberry Jam Cake! Topped with cut strawberries for freshness and swirls of creaminess from the greek yogurt– this simple and delicious cake comes together in about an hour
Makes 8 servings.
- 8 oz strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced lengthwise
- ¾ cup + 3 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream, or Greek yogurt
- ½ cup Imperfect Foods Olive Oil
- zest of 2 lemons
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup strawberry jam
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- Gently toss strawberries in 1 tbsp sugar and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Set aside and let sit.
- Grease a 9” springform cake pan and sprinkle a pinch of sugar evenly across the surface and on the sides
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside
- Beat together 3 eggs and ¾ cup sugar on high speed until the mixture is light yellow and thick, about 5 minutes.
- Add sour cream, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla to the egg mixture and beat on low speed until fully incorporated.
- While the mixer is running, add the flour mixture into the batter, add a ⅓ of the mixture at a time. Mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Use a spoon to dollop jam over the surface and use a knife to gently swirl jam into the batter. Lightly press fresh strawberries into the top of the batter in a pattern. Sprinkle the top with the remaining 2 tbsp of sugar.
- Bake cake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes before removing the ring.
Recipe Notes and Variations
- If you happen to have raspberry, blackberry, or another kind of jam but no strawberry, feel free to turn this cake into a mixed berry moment.
- You never need a reason to make a cake. To simply have cake is a good enough reason in our opinion. But in case you’d like one, how about making it the centerpiece for your Sustainable Tablescape?