Jam-Based Crumbly Cake with Simple Frosting

This cake is “unfuzzy” and comes out perfectly even if you are not an experienced culinary specialist. Layers of the cake are the jam-based pie, which is very soft, tender and rich. You can serve the pie itself and also you can use it as cake layers. And I bet nobody guess what the type of dough you’ve used.

So this is your chance to impress. Sour cream frosting makes the cake wet and airy.


For jam-based dough:

  • 2 eggs
  • Granulated sugar 200 g
  • ​Any jam/marmalade 250 g
  • ​Sour milk/sugarless yoghurt 200 g
  • ​Baking soda 2 tsp.
  • All-purpose flour 800 g

For sour cream frosting:

  • Sour cream 450 g
  • Granulated sugar 200 g

Whisk eggs and sugar; add jam, sour milk combined with soda and flour. You’ll get very tasty dough if you use apple, pear or apricot jam.

Mix well the ingredients. I advise you to use large mixing bowl, because the mixture starts foaming vigorously as soon as sour milk with soda put into it. Let it rest for about 20 minutes.

As a result, you’ll get rather fluid batter flowing freely from a spoon.

You can divide the batter into two parts and bake separate layers. I prefer to bake one high pie and then cut it. Baking time is about 20-25 minutes.

Useful tip: you can cut the pie using thread. Enfold the pie with thread and start tying up. Thread will go through the pie and cut it evenly.

When layers are cool and cut (in case you bake one pie), you can soak it with water or water + jam syrup.

As the frosting I use sour cream and sugar mixture that is perfect for this cake. Whisk well sour cream and sugar using a mixer. The frosting is ready.

Spread the frosting lavishly over each layer. Refrigerate the cake before serving. One-two hours are enough for perfect soaking. Decorate the cake to your taste, with nuts, berries and fruits or chocolate chips.

You’ll enjoy the texture and mild sweetness of the cake. The biggest advantage of the cake: you can use any jam and even remnants of various jams for the dough. It can become a favorite cake of every thrifty housewife.

jam-based crumbly cake with simple frosting

Let me know if you like the recipe, I hope you do 🙂

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Tiffany Watts

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