Chocolate & Jam Tea Cake

A simple tea cake for using up last season's preserves.
Course Desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Calories 3181kcal
Author Megan


  • 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or chocolate extract
  • 1 cup prepared jam
  • 3/4 cup whole milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  • Sift together flour and cocoa, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla, jam and milk.
  • Stir flour into wet mixture until just combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool 10-15 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container.


If you don't have self-rising flour, simply swap in 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.


Calories: 3181kcal | Carbohydrates: 505g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 115g | Saturated Fat: 68g | Cholesterol: 589mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 1467mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 276g | Vitamin A: 3610IU | Vitamin C: 29.9mg | Calcium: 434mg | Iron: 10.9mg