Cinnamon Jam Loaf

  • 1 cup (220 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup (180 grams) sour cream*
  • 2 large eggs (100 grams)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ teaspoons (6 grams) vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons (3 grams) ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 grams) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 grams) baking soda
  • ½ cup (160 grams) blueberry jam, divided
  • Nut Streusel (recipe follow)
  • Sugar Glaze (recipe follows)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8½x4½-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, sour cream, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, whisking just until combined.
  3. Spoon one-third of batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Top with ¼ cup (80 grams) jam, leaving a ¼-inch border. (Spread jam gently, so that it doesn’t bleed into cake layer too much.) Spoon another one-third of batter over jam, spreading evenly. Top with remaining ¼ cup (80 grams) jam. Spoon remaining batter over jam, spreading evenly. Top with Nut Streusel.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Cover with foil, and bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes more. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Drizzle with Sugar Glaze.

  • ½ cup (57 grams) chopped sliced almonds*
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons (47 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (24 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (1 gram) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, cubed
  1. In a small bowl, stir together almonds, flour, sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Using your fingertips, cut in butter until pea-size crumbs remain. Squeeze mixture into small and large clumps. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon (127 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) whole milk
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth. Use immediately.



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