Humble Spice Cake

Dana Hansen

By
@DanaMom4Life

This dense, whole wheat cake was made for my Father-In-Law on Father's Day. I was out of regular flour, didn't have brown sugar, and decided to wing it. We were all very pleased with the results.


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Rating:

Serves:

12-15

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE BATTER

2 c
whole wheat flour
1 3/4 c
sugar
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
fresh ground cloves
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
3/4 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
3/4 c
butter flavor shortening
1/2 c
applesauce, unsweetened
1 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
molasses
3
eggs, plus one egg yolk
1 tsp
almond extract

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1 pkg
cream cheese 8 oz, softened
1/2 c
room temperature butter
4-5 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
2
In mixing bowl combine shortening, buttermilk, molasses, eggs, applesauce, and almond extract. If you are adding nuts, do so now.
3
Add dry ingredients to mixing bowl. Mix till medium, but try to mix quickly as leavening begins as soon as buttermilk and baking soda/powders combine. Pour batter into a 9 X 13 greased glass cake pan/dish/thing. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool. Frost.
4
FROSTING
Mix butter and cream cheese on high with mixer, lower speed, add powdered sugar, use milk to achieve desired consistency. Whip on high for 3-4 minutes. Frost cake when it is cool.
5
Some people in my family don't like nuts, so instead of putting them in the cake, I press the chopped nuts into the frosted sides of half the cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #holiday, #spice, #autumn