Bea's 1937 Spice Cake

Sasha Kamen

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@roaming

My mother loved this cake. The recipe had been given to her by her friend Bea in 1937. Frost it with cream cheese frosting like my mother did. You'll love it, too! I promise!


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Serves:

Makes two 8" or 9" layers.

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
sugar
3/4 c
butter
3
egg yolks, reserve whites
2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
ground cloves
1 tsp
ground allspice
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
cooked prunes, drained and chopped
3
egg whites

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine flour, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and baking soda. Set aside.
2
Cream together sugar, butter, egg yolks, and vanilla until very light and fluffy.
3
Gradually add dry ingredients to butter and egg mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
4
Beat egg whites until fluffy and moderately dry and fold into batter.
5
Pour batter into greased and floured layer cake pans. Bake about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out dry. Turn out on racks to cool. Fill and frost with buttercream or cream cheese frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom