Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 9 inch round cake pans.
Sift together flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and allspice into a large bowl. Add shortening,buttermilk and eggs, beat for 2 minutes on high. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 30-35 minuts or until done. I frost with a cream cheese frosting. Enjoy to the fullest!