Vintage Nutmeg Feather Cake

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

Found this cake in my Grams old cookbook on a recipe card dated 1952...if you love nutmeg, you will love this cake...she has wrote on the card to serve with with a pat of butter. I frosted mine. Enjoy!


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Serves:

12

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/4 c
soft butter
1/4 c
crisco shortening
1 1/2 c
sugar
3
beaten eggs
2 c
flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
nutmeg
1 c
buttermilk
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

FROSTING

4 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1 c
confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp
milk, or heavy cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with non stick cooking spray

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs and beat well.
2
Sift together the flour, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
3
Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Ending with flour. Blend in the vanilla.
4
Spread into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 25 - 35 minutes, or until cake is golden and tests done with a pick.

Cool and serve with frosting or as my Gram did, with a pat of butter while warm.
5
Frosting: - If you like a lot of frosting you may want to double the recipe...I just frost as served...

Whip the cream cheese on high for 1 minute until fluffy. Add vanilla and slowly stir in the confectioner’s sugar. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency. The icing will be thick but pourable.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom