Golden Spice Cake

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By Dianne Ward
from Aberdeen, WA

From my mother's 1946 Women's Home Companion Cookbook which she received as a wedding gift.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c
    cake flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    mace
  • 1/2 tsp
    cloves, ground
  • 3/4 c
    shortening
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 c
    sour milk or buttermilk
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How To Make

  • 1
    Sift flour; measure; add baking powder, soda, salt, and spices; sift again.
  • 2
    Cream shortening; add sugar gradually; cream together until light and fluffy.
  • 3
    Add unbeaten eggs one at a time beating thoroughly after each addition.
  • 4
    Add dry ingredients alternately with sour milk or buttermilk, stirring only enough after each addition to blend thoroughly.
  • 5
    Pour into a greased pan 13 by 9 by2 inches. (My mother made a round 2 layer cake)
  • 6
    Bake in a moderate oven (350 F.) 45 to 50 minutes.
  • 7
    When cool spread with any desired frosting. (My mother used Burnt Sugar Frosting.)

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