Old-fashioned Spice Cake Recipe

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Old-Fashioned Spice Cake

donna latter

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@nanaemo



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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
16
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

13 oz
evaporated milk
1 Tbsp
vinegar
1 tsp
vinegar
2.5 c
all purpose flour
1 c
sugar
1 c
raisins, optional
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 c
shortening
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
3/4 tsp
cinnamon, ground
3/4 tsp
allspice, ground
1/2 tsp
cloves, ground
1/2 tsp
nutmeg, ground
3
eggs

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
butter
evaporated milk
2 c
powdered sugar

Step-By-Step

1NOTE: If using self-rising flour omit vinegar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

2Mix 1 1/3 cups of the evaporated milk and the vinegar; reserve. (Reserve remaining evaporated milk for frosting.)

3Heat oven to 350 degrees.

4Grease and flour rectangular pan, 13 X 9 X 2 inches, or 2 round pans, 8 X 1-1/2 or 9 X 1-1/2 inches.

5Beat vinegar mixture and remaining ingredients except caramel frosting on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly; beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.

6Pour into pan(s); bake rectangle about 45 minutes, 8-inch rounds 40 to 45 minutes, 9-inch rounds 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

7Cool rectangle on wire rack.

8Cool layers 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.

9Frost rectangle or fill and frost layers with caramel frosting; sprinkle with chopped nuts or ground nutmeg if desired and store tightly covered.

10CARAMEL FROSTING Heat brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk to boiling in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.

11Boil and stir 2 minutes and remove from heat.

12Cool about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally; gradually stir in powdered sugar.

13If necessary, stir in 2 to 3 teaspoons water until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy