Tennessee Jam Cake
|Eggs||5 , separated|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Blackberry jam||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Strawberry preserves||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Fig preserves/Use 2 cups jam, 1 cup fig preserves/raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Buttermilk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Grated nut meats||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Cream butter and sugar; add jam and preserves.
Add the well-beaten egg yolks and beat until smooth.
Add the flour and milk to which soda has been added alternately, and mix well after each addition.
Add the spices and nuts and mix well.
Fold in the egg whites which have been beaten until stiff.
Pour into well-greased layer pans and bake in a 400-degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done.
Frost with caramel frosting.