Here are two versions of Mr Jelly Lord, by Jelly Roll Morton. Don’t you love that song title? And the song?
1 stick (1/2 cup)softened unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 or 3 T quince jelly
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs, and beat until light and fluffy.
Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
Process the almonds and the evaporated milk until you have a smoothish paste. It should still have a bit of almond-y texture.
Add the milk & almond mixture. Mix well.
Bake at 350 (preheated!) for about half an hour to forty minutes, till it’s quite brown on top, and springs back when you lightly touch it.
Let it cool. In a small bowl, stir the quince jelly till it’s spreadable. Spread it on the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides delightfully in a few places.
Eat! This would be good with a little lightly sweetened, lightly whipped, vanilla flavored cream.