Stupid-Easy Recipe for Jam Swirl Pound Cake (#1 Top-Rated)


A swirl of sweet fruit jam running through each slice makes this buttery vanilla pound cake extra special.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Jam Swirl Pound Cake.

1. Info for Jam Swirl Pound Cake

  • Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings: 12
  • Calories: 294.03 kcal

2. Ingredients for Jam Swirl Pound Cake

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened, at room temperature)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup fruit jam

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3.2 Prep

Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan liberally with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Place the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract into a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream ingredients together on medium speed until pale and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 15-20 seconds between each, until mixture is smooth and combined.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into the bowl. Beat mixture on low until it becomes a smooth, thick batter.

Using a rubber spatula, spread 1/3 of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Drop half of the jam by teaspoonfuls over the batter. Gently cut through jam with a butter knife. Repeat this process with another 1/3 of cake batter and remaining jam. Spoon last 1/3 of cake batter into pan.

3.3 Oven

Bake the cake on middle rack of oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 60-75 minutes.

3.4 Check

Check to see that cake is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Prep

Allow cake to cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes. To release cake, run a butter knife between edge of cake and pan. Turn the cake onto a large plate.

3.6 Serve

Allow cake to cool for 1-2 hours before slicing and serving.


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