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:
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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

Step-By-Step

1Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

2In mixing bowl combine shortening, buttermilk, molasses, eggs, applesauce, and almond extract. If you are adding nuts, do so now.

3Add 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.

4FROSTING
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.

5Some 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