I really love baking with jam, but most of the time it happens because I have half a jar sitting in the fridge for a few weeks and I realise I better use it up. Thankfully it’s lead me to create lots of amazing recipes! Some of them feature jam with other elements, whilst others make jam the star of the bake. There is a huge range of variety here, from easy flapjacks to more extravagant celebration cakes. You can of course use a different flavour jam to the ones I’ve used, and I’ve also included a couple of recipes that use marmalade. I hope you find a suitable recipe to turn that jar in the fridge into a delicious bake!
|Cherry & Nutella Chocolate Cake – Uses 1 Jar of Cherry Jam
The perfect cake for a celebration and to impress your guests.
|Cherry Bakewell Cake – Uses 285g of Cherry Jam
Almond sponge, almond buttercream and icing drip.
|Bakewell Tart – Uses 1/3 Jar of Raspberry Jam
A classic British bake, perfect for testing your baking skills!
|Queen of Puddings Cupcakes – Uses 8 tbsp Raspberry Jam
Filled with jam and custard, and topped with fluffy Italian meringue, these cupcakes are divine!
|Swedish Princess Cake – Uses 1/2 a Jar of Raspberry Jam
A fairly complex bake, but certainly worth the effort!
|Swedish Princess Cupcakes – Uses 65g Seedless Raspberry Jam
An easier version of the above recipe, simplified into cupcakes.
|Blackcurrant & Mascarpone Viennese Whirls – Uses 1/2 Jar of Blackcurrant Jam
Inspired by the Great British Bake Off, these buttery melt in the mouth biscuits would be perfect at afternoon tea.
|Spiced Jammy Flapjacks – Uses 1 Jar of Strawberry Jam
This is an easy recipe to make and great for picnics and long journeys.
|Nectarine & Bilberry Custard Tart – Uses 5 tbsp Apricot Jam
If you can’t find bilberries, you can use blueberries or any other small berries for this fruity tart.
|Rhubarb & Ginger Jam Cake – Uses 1/2 Jar of Rhubarb & Ginger Jam
A tasty cake full of flavour and spices!
|Apricot Swirl Cheesecake Squares – Uses 3/4 Jar of Apricot Jam
Yummy cheesecake bites mixed with swirls of jam, you could use any other jam flavour for this recipe.
|British Seaside Cake – Uses 1 Jar of Strawberry Jam
Another fabulous bake for summer, topped with ‘ice cream’ cupcakes.