Can I add jam to cake batter?

Spoon half of cake batter into prepared pan. Spoon jam over cake batter to within 1/4 inch from sides of pan; lightly swirl into batter with knife. Top with remaining cake batter, spreading evenly over top of jam. Bake 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

How long does jam cake last?

Jam/Jelly Expiration Date
ProductPantry (Unopened)Refrigerator (Opened)
Homemade Jam lasts for1-2 Years6 Months – 1 Year
Low Sugar Jam lasts for9-12 Months8-9 Months
Sugar Free Jam lasts for6-9 Months6-9 Months
Smucker’s Simply Fruit lasts for6-9 Months9 Months
Apr 21, 2015

Why does jam sink to bottom of cake?

Something dense, like jam, will tend to sink to the bottom in most cake batters. You might pull it off using a stiff batter and folding it carefully. I was hoping for a cake that would have the raspberry jam or flavor imbued into the chocolate as opposed to just a layer on top.