Spice Cake and Chocolate Frosting -Gladys' Recipe

Beth M.

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@BakinTime

Spice cake topped with chocolate frosting is different and this recipe was given to me by an old-fashioned cook, who didn't use a written recipe.

Gladys who was the mother of five,grewup in this little town,was jolly,enjoyed family and friends,attended all community singalongs,potlucks, and other gatherings, and she also enjoyed fishing in the annual derby.

I asked her for this recipe, and she paused and explained that she didn't have a recipe, just did it her way from memory. She managed to figure out what she used and wrote it down.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE INGREDIENTS:

2 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
2 Tbsp
crisco shortening
2 c
milk
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
cloves
1 pinch
salt
3 c
flour
3 tsp
baking powder
1 c
chopped raisins *optional

FROSTING INGREDIENTS:

2
chocolate, unsweetened squares
1/3 stick
butter
milk, you need to judge the amount!
2/3 pkg
confectioners' sugar (the one pound box)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven,usually a cake is baked at 350 degrees, she didn't write it down!
Grease and flour a 9"X 13" pan.
2
Sift the dry ingredients. Combine HALF the milk and half the dry ingredients, add eggs, beat, add remainingmilk and dry ingredients. Stir in raisins. Pour into prepared baking pan.
3
THIS IS THE BEST PART: "BAKE UNTIL JUST ABOUT DONE", her very words!

For a beginning baker this is tough to know, so I'm stating,bake for 35 or 40 minutes and test with a cake tester or tooth pick; and if it comes out clean it's done. Also if you press on it gently and it springs back, it is fine. If it leaves an indent bake a few minutes more and test it again. :) NOTE: 36 mins. worked for me on 2/20/12.
4
TO MAKE FROSTING: MELT CHOCOLATE ADD SOFT BUTTER, STIR IN 1/3 OF PACKAGE OF THE SUGAR AND ADD A TABLESPOON OF MILK, ADD ANOTHER BIT OF SUGAR AND MORE MILK IF NEEDED. You want it to be "spreading consistency" not dripping, so don't add too much milk at a time, just a spoonful each time. Cool cake completely and then frost. NOTE: 3 Tbs. butter, and 2 Tbs.milk, with 3 cups confectioners' sugar, and the 2 squares of melted chocolate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Yummy, #rich, #tempting