Last year an 85 year old friend of mine gave me her mother's jam cake recipe. Her mother made this instead of fruit cake. I love fruit cake so I thought I would give this a try. It is wonderful and I will always make this now instead of my old fruit cake recipe. Hope you all enjoy this. Bessie's Jam Cake Mix together: 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup applesauce 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs - beaten Shift together: 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon allspice Mix all together and then add and mix well: 1/2 box raisens 1 box mincement 1 cup chopped nuts 1/2 cup cherry preserves 1/2 cup blackberry jam 1/2 cup strawberry preserves Greese and flour the bottom and sides of an angel food cake pan. Pour mixture in pan and bake at 325 degrees F until done - approximately one hour.