1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup blackberry preserves
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup raisins
Directions for the Kentucky Christmas Cake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 10 inch tube pan and set aside.
- Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs separately, beating well after each.
- Sift together soda and flour; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Mix well.
- Add jam, pecans, coconut and raisins. Mix well and pour into prepared pan. Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.