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Make-Ahead Dessert: Walnut Jam Cake

Walnut Jam Cake
You can make the cake for this dessert up to four days in advance. Then simply top with jam and whipped cream for an easy sweet treat at your weeknight dinner party. Yum!

What You’ll Need

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  • sugar ( 2/3 cup )
  • jam or preserves (apricot or raspberry are recommended; I used black currant) ( 1/2 cup )
  • fresh lemon juice ( 1 teaspoon )
  • sour cream ( 1/4 cup )
  • chilled heavy cream ( 2/3 cup )
  • pure vanilla extract ( 1/2 teaspoon )
  • walnuts toasted (in a shallow baking pan at 350°F for 10 minutes) and cooled ( 1 1/4 cups )
  • all-purpose flour ( 1/2 cup )
  • large eggs ( 4 )
  • pure vanilla extract ( 1 teaspoon )
  • salt ( 1/2 teaspoon )
  • sugar ( 1 teaspoon )
  • unsalted butter, cut into pieces ( 1 stick )
  • baking powder ( 1/2 teaspoon )
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