I love making Bundt cakes. They are easy to make, almost always look pretty, and people seem to love them. The only part I don't like about making a Bundt cake is getting it out of the pan. I'm always a wreck when it's time to turn the pan over and have the cake come out.
This month our theme for #BundtAMonth was to bake a cake with jam in it. I went down to my basement and looked at my canning area. I found a mixed berry jam I had canned in early summer and brought it up to bake with. Initially I was going to swirl the jam into the cake but I was afraid the cake would just soak it up.
Then I thought about a Bundt I made with a cream cheese swirl and combined the two into one idea. I made a jam and cream cheese swirl. It didn't work as well as I would have liked it to but it did make a small swirl around the top of the Bundt. The glaze really brought out the spice in the cake and the jam and cream cheese swirl made the cake moist. Overall it was a simple but delicious cake.
Spiced Bundt Cake with Berry Jam & Cream Cheese Swirl (a Hezzi-D Original)
For the cake:
2 sticks butter, softened
1 c. sugar
½ c. brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 t. ground cinnamon
½ t. nutmeg
3 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
½ t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 c. milk
For the filling:
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 T. butter, softened
¾ c. Mixed Berry Jam
2 T. flour
1 t. vanilla
For the glaze:
1 c. powdered sugar
1 t. cinnamon
½ t. nutmeg
2-3 T. milk
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a Bundt pan with cooking spray and dust with flour.
2. In a large bowl cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time until incorporated.
3. Stir in the vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix well.
4. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Add half the mixture to the butter mixture and mix well.
5. Stir the milk into the flour and butter mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Add in the remaining flour and mix until just combined.
6. Meanwhile, put all of the filling ingredients in a medium bowl and beat on high for 2-3 minutes or until mixed.
7. Add half of the cake batter to the Bundt pan. Carefully pour the filling mixture on top of the cake batter, careful not to go to the edges. Pour the remaining cake batter on top, taking care to make sure the jam layer is totally covered.
8. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes then run a knife around the edges and invert the cake onto a wire rack. Cool completely.
9. Mix together the glaze ingredients. Drizzle over top of the cake and serve.
See all the BundtAMonth posts:
Aloha Cake by Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen
Blueberry and Lemon Bundt by Holly at a A Baker's House
Butter and Jam Bundt by Anne at From My Sweet Heart
Cranberry Pear Pumpkin Cake by Kate at Food Babbles
Crabapple Yogurt Bundt Cake by Alice at Hip Foodie Mom
Cream Cheese Black Cherry Bundt Cake by Anuradha at Baker Street
Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Blueberry Jam by Sandra at The Sweet Sensations
Guava Cream Cheese Bundt Cakeby Kathya at Basic N Delicious
Peachy Keen Spice Cake by Kim at Ninja Baking
Raspberry Jam Bundt with Peanut Butter Glaze by Lora at Cake Duchess
Spiced Bundt Cake with Berry Jam & Cream Cheese Swirl by Heather at Hezzi D's Books and Cooks
Sticky Toffee Bundt Cake with Cranberry Jelly Glaze by Felice at All That's Left are the Crumbs Sticky Fig Bundt by Anita at Hungry Couple NYC
Strawberry Jam Glazed Spiced Pound Cake with Buttermilk and Orange by Laura at The Spiced Life Strawberry Lemon Bundt with Strawberry Jam Glaze by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
Triple Blackberry Bundt by Tara at Noshing with the Nolands
I think everyone holds their breath when they turn the cake out! And I love the idea of jam with cream cheese in a bundt! Yum!
I also have that moment where I hold my breath and hope for the best when I un-mold my bundt cake. I think your bundt looks stunning, especially with the glaze gently drizzled over the top.
Mixing cream cheese and jam occured to me but I chickened out. Your success with it gives me confidence, great job!!!
What a pretty bundt!! Such a great idea to do the filling with cream cheese and jam, yum!!
This recipe looks awesome and the cream cheese swirl would be perfect.
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
Simple and delicious sounds just about perfect to me!! I was also concerned about adding jam initially but I think if you add the jam with all the other wet ingredients and then add the dry, the cake will come out wonderfully and moist. . . the color? well, that's all up to the jam. 🙂 LOVE this!
This looks so delicious!
The Ninja Baker
Your cake looks beautiful, Heather. Your glaze decoration is perfect! And I am so impressed you have a basement with a canning area!
Holly @ abakershouse.com
I share your concern about getting the cake out of the pan. This month I tried the baking spray sold at Williams Sonoma. I had trouble paying $10.95 for it but had a gift card which made it easier. The cake practically jumped out of the pan. Well worth the $10 to save me the frustration on this and many future cakes!