Wild Berry Jam Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes a


    -layer 9 inch cake .
    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

The Indians’ dried berry roll is really a form of berry jam made without sugar, since drying concentrates the natural sugar of the fruit while preserving it. To then whip up the jam with eulachon grease is not wholly unlike whipping sugared jam into a batter. In this way the wild berry rolls of the Gitksans have something in common with the Blackberry Jam Cake in The Portland Woman’s Exchange Cook Book. The Jam Cake con