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Jam Donut Cake

This tasty tray baked Jam Donut Cake is simple and is just like a hot jam donut!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 16



    Jam Donut Cake

    • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup/Rice Malt Syrup
    • 1/4 Cup Oil I used Olive Oil
    • 1 Cup Milk of choice
    • 2 teaspoons Vinegar/Lemon Juice
    • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
    • 4 Eggs
    • Pinch of Salt
    • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
    • 1 Cup Arrowroot
    • 1/2 Cup + 2 teaspoons Coconut Flour
    • 2/3 Cup Jam see recipe below for Sugar Free Jam
    • 2 Tablespoons granulated Sugar of choice; I used Coconut Sugar
    • 1-2 teaspoons Cinnamon

    Sugar Free Jam

    • 2 Cups Berries Raspberries, Strawberries etc
    • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup or Honey optional depending on the sweetness of the berries
    • 2 tablespoons Water
    • 2 teaspoons Gelatine



      Jam Donut Cake

      • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Grease and line a medium sized baking tray or a 20cm/8 inch square cake tin.
      • Place the maple syrup, oil, milk, vinegar, vanilla extract and eggs into the bowl of a kitchen stand mixer. Beat on mediumj/high until well mixed (3-5 minutes).
      • Place the dry ingredients into a seperate bowl and whisk lightly to combine. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour the wet into the dry well.
      • Stir the wet into the dry, but do not over mix.
      • Warm up the jam in a small saucepan until loose and almost runny.
      • Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
      • Pour 1/2 the cake mixture into the prepared cake tin.
      • Drizzle half the jam over the cake. Sprinkle half the sugar over the jam.
      • Dollop the remaining cake mixture on top of the jam and spread gently to cover the jam.
      • Dollop teaspoons of the remaining jam in 3 rows along the length of the cake. Use all the jam.
      • Place the tray in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.
      • Once cooked, immediately sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar.
      • Allow the cake to cool for little bit then serve. The Jam donut cake can be eaten warm or cold.

      Sugar Free Jam

      • Place the berries and maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil, stirring constantly.
      • In a small bowl, add the gelatine to the water and allow to sit for 3 minutes.
      • Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and add the gelatine mixture.
      • Whisk to combine and allow to simmer for 8 minutes, or until the fruit has broken down.
      • To make a smoother jam, use a masher or a food processer. Store in fridge


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