Saturday, May 12, 2012

Great Grandma's Famous Jimmy Cake


One of my favorite desserts of all time is a family recipe my mom has been making since.. well.. forever. If you are wondering, jimmies are chocolate sprinkles which are mixed into this moist cake, giving it a hint of chocolate which pairs well with a light coffee flavor.


My mom is a great cook and I have to say of all the great recipes she has made, this is probably in my top 3. Enjoy it with a cup of coffee for breakfast or dessert. 


On a side note, my apologies for the lack of posts this week. My son had eye surgery early in the week, then we had a giant Spring cleaning which lasted a few days, so I have been slacking on updating the ol' blog.


Enjoy!


Great Grandma's Famous Jimmy Cake
Makes one 9" tube pan

Ingredients:
  • Cake:
  • 1/2 c. vegetable shortening (or coconut oil, which I prefer and use)
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 c. cold coffee
  • 1 c. chocolate jimmies
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Coffee Glaze:
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 1/4 c. milk, add more milk as necessary
  • Garnish:
  • Extra chocolate jimmies
Directions:

  1. Cream shortening and butter. Add powdered sugar and mix. Add egg yolks and coffee. Mix in flour, salt and baking powder. Add jimmies. Fold in beaten egg whites. Baking in 9 inch tube pan at 325-f degrees for 1 hour.
  2. Frosting: Combine the instant coffee and milk until coffee is dissolved. Add to powdered sugar. Add more milk as needed if you would like a thinner frosting.


Recipe from my mom.

Original pictures from long ago:




15 comments:

  1. my grandma called sprinkles "jimmies" too!

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  2. my grandma called sprinkles "jimmies" too!

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  3. I never heard of this type of cake but I love the coffee and hint of chocolate in this cake- will be making this soon!

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  4. Just printed it up, looks delicious!

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  5. I've never heard of a Jimmy Cake. I love treasured family recipes. I can't wait to try it.

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  6. Found this through your recap post today. Looks yummy! Pinned to try soon. :)

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  7. this looks great - am pinning it so i can give it a try, thank you for posting .

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  8. Sounds wonderful! Note to fellow Canadians: jimmies are just sprinkles :D

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  9. Thanks for the recipe! Sounds yummy!

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  10. If you do not have a 9 inch tube pan, can you make it in a different pan? Adjustments for baking time?

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  11. The only difference in baking times for another size pan would be the time of baking. I use a Bundt pan. You can even do cupcakes. All is good!!!!

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  12. Is there something that can be substituted for coffe as I don't like coffee.

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    1. You could use water. I haven't tried this and I'm not sure how overall it would change the flavor of the cake.

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    2. I might try Chai tea then if you like that and sort of want to keep it in the same vein.

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