Fruit Preserve Swirl Cake Recipe

Use your favourite jam or preserves as the filling for this comforting cake. The flavour of the fruit is intensified when baked. Serve this cake warm with ice cream or whipped cream.


Butter for baking dish
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1-1/3 cups whipping cream 35%
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup your favourite fruit jam or preserves
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to serve


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8″ square (or equivalent volume) glass or ceramic baking dish.

Step 2: To make batter, in large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Step 3: In another bowl, whisk together the egg, cream, melted and cooled butter and vanilla.

Step 4: Make a well in dry ingredients. Stir in egg mixture with a whisk until blended. Scrape 2/3 of batter evenly into bottom of baking dish.

Step 5: In small dish, stir jam to loosen consistency. Spoon onto batter. Use spoon handle to draw a figure eight in the batter to swirl jam into “ribbons.” Pour rest of batter on top, covering most of jam. Do not stir again.

Step 6: Bake on middle rack of oven for 40-45 minutes, or until top is lightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in middle. Cool until warm. Scoop servings into bowls to serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Makes 1 cake


Andrew Grinton