Mom’s Spice Cake

This simple cake recipe seems like it came straight out of the 70s and it likely did as the family can’t remember where it came from. Enjoy!

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  • cake:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cloves
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • frosting:
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped cherries

Grease 9 X 13 pan. Separate eggs and cream yolks with butter and sugar. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, spices and add alternately with milk to sugar mixture. Beat egg whites until stiff, add vanilla and fold into batter. Bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes and then cool in pan and frost with butter frosting.

Cream butter, salt, and vanilla, until light and fluffy. Add sugar slowly, beating after each addition. Add 3 milk, beating until smooth. Add more milk until desired spreading consistency is reached. Stir in the raisins and cherries.

One Comments

  1. Yummy! I love spice cake. And any cake for that matter…. : )

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