Friday, February 11, 2011

Pink Swirl Cake

I usually make a lot of raspberry jelly and this is a quick little cake that helps use up those leftover jars from the previous year.

Jelly Swirl Cake

1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup red jelly
1 Tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a 9-inch square cake pan. 
Sprinkle bottom with nuts.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Cream butter.  Beat in sugar.  Blend in, beating until light and fluffy eggs and vanilla.
Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
Melt together and swirl on batter jelly and water.
(try to keep the jelly away from the edges of the pan)
Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
(just a note:  don't touch the jelly - it is extremely hot)


I am joining Lisa at "Sweet as Sugar Cookies" for Sweets for a Saturday


And Lisa at "Blessed with Grace" for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday


  1. Oh my, Alana, this looks amazingly delicious! What a great way to use all those extra jars of jelly! I'm going to try this tomorrow...thanks for sharing!

    Have a blessed day!

  2. First off your cards are adorable and has inspired me to sit down and make a few myself! This cake looks and sounds amazing! Will copy recipe and try this soon!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your blog and all your fun things you share here!

  3. Alana- this sounds amazing!! Looks so pretty, too. Perfect for Valentine's Day! Mmmmm!!

  4. What a delicious cake Alana! It looks simple to make.

    Thank you for sharing...


  5. Hi Alana,
    This cake looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    I also love the Valentine cards you made...they are so pretty and creative.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and a lovely Valentine's Day! :)

  6. Laura - I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

    Christine - Thank you so much. Your comment made my day :)

    Blondee - It is cute for Valentine's Day.

    Maria - It is quite simple - that's one of the things I love about it.

    Susan - Thank you :)


  7. Love the lovely pink swirl color! SO perfect for Valentine's Day!


  8. Thank you Amy and BigBearswife :) ~Alana~

  9. This is deliciously pretty. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday #4. Yours was one of the top 5 for last week.

  10. Lisa - Wow! Thanks so much :) ~Alana~

  11. this looks SO love! thanks for sharing, i am going to HAVE to make this! glad to have found your site!!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I enjoy reading each one so much and will try to get back to each one of you. Have an amazing day!