Rating: 3.74 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 23 Ratings

No need to choose between cream or jam filling. This sweet yeast cake offers a taste of both!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
chill:
120 mins to 1440 mins
rise:
45 mins to 60 mins
bake:
30 mins to 35 mins at 325°
Servings:
24
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Jelly Donut Cake

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl stir together 2 cups of the flour and the yeast; set aside. In a medium saucepan heat and stir milk, granulated sugar, butter, and salt just until warm (120°F to 130°F). Add milk mixture to flour mixture. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in remaining flour (dough will be very soft and sticky). Cover surface of dough with plastic wrap; chill for 2 to 24 hours.

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  • Generously butter a 9x2-inch deep heart-shaped or round cake pan. Using a buttered spatula, transfer dough to prepared pan and smooth to an even layer. Cover; let rise1 hour or until double in size.

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove cake from pan; turn top-side up. Cool completely on wire rack.

  • Using a long serrated knife, split cake in half horizontally; remove top. Place bottom layer, cut-side up, on a serving plate. Spread with jelly. Spoon Cream Filling over jelly; spread to edges. Place top layer of cake on filling, cut-side down. Dust cake with powdered sugar; decorate with jelly.

Get The Pan!

We used Wilton's Deep Heart Pan ($8.99, wilton.com)

Nutrition Facts (Jelly Donut Cake)

213 calories; total fat 9g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 32mg; sodium 210mg; potassium 93mg; carbohydrates 30g; fiber 1g; sugar 21g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 347IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 78mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 41mg; iron 2mg.

Cream Filling

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  • In a small saucepan whisk together the milk and flour until no lumps remain. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more (mixture will be thick). Stir in vanilla. Transfer to a small bowl; cover surface with plastic wrap and cool to room temperature.

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  • In a medium mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugar and salt and beat for 1 to 2 minutes or until well-combined. Add the cooled milk mixture and beat until smooth.

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Reviews

23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5.0 stars
02/09/2020
I have made this several times and we love it! It is a big cake so plan to share,
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2017
Delicious!
Rating: 4.0 stars
02/17/2020
I made it and it was very good. It would have been better if I had had cherry jelly. I used strawberry preserves since I had it on hand. I will definitely make this again with cherry jelly.
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