IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Elsie's Famous Graham Cake

COOK TIME
25 mins
PREP TIME
15 mins
SERVINGS
8-10
RATE THIS RECIPE
(37)
Ashley Holt
COOK TIME
25 mins
PREP TIME
15 mins
SERVINGS
8-10
RATE THIS RECIPE
(37)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam
  • cups whipped cream
  • Fresh berries, to garnish (optional)
  • Chef notes

    This cake is so simple to make and you only need a few ingredients — no flour needed! The sweet jam and whipped cream make it taste like summer, no matter the season.

    Technique tip: Crush the graham crackers super fine either with rolling pin or food processor. The measurement will be closer to 3 cups once crushed super fine.

    Swap option: Use your favorite jam flavor.

    Preparation

    1.

    Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease two 8-inch round pans lined with parchment (or three 6-inch pans).

    2.

    In a stand mixer on medium-high, cream butter and sugar together, about 4-5 minutes. Scraping bowl if needed.

    3.

    Add eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla.

    4.

    In a separate bowl, combine graham crackers, baking soda and salt.

    5.

    Add half the graham cracker mixture alternating with milk, ending with graham crackers. Mix on medium-high for 2 minutes. Add walnuts and mix for 30 seconds.

    6.

    Divide batter between pans and bake for 20-25 minutes.

    7.

    Allow cake to cool.

    8.

    Spread raspberry jam between layers and top with whipped cream and fresh berries, if using.