Old-Fashioned Spice Cake

Old-fashioned Spice Cake Recipe

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13 oz
evaporated milk
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
2.5 c
all purpose flour
1 c
1 c
raisins, optional
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 c
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
3/4 tsp
cinnamon, ground
3/4 tsp
allspice, ground
1/2 tsp
cloves, ground
1/2 tsp
nutmeg, ground


1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
evaporated milk
2 c
powdered sugar

How to Make Old-Fashioned Spice Cake


  • 1NOTE: If using self-rising flour omit vinegar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • 2Mix 1 1/3 cups of the evaporated milk and the vinegar; reserve. (Reserve remaining evaporated milk for frosting.)
  • 3Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 4Grease and flour rectangular pan, 13 X 9 X 2 inches, or 2 round pans, 8 X 1-1/2 or 9 X 1-1/2 inches.
  • 5Beat vinegar mixture and remaining ingredients except caramel frosting on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly; beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 6Pour into pan(s); bake rectangle about 45 minutes, 8-inch rounds 40 to 45 minutes, 9-inch rounds 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 7Cool rectangle on wire rack.
  • 8Cool layers 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.
  • 9Frost rectangle or fill and frost layers with caramel frosting; sprinkle with chopped nuts or ground nutmeg if desired and store tightly covered.
  • 10CARAMEL FROSTING Heat brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk to boiling in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • 11Boil and stir 2 minutes and remove from heat.
  • 12Cool about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally; gradually stir in powdered sugar.
  • 13If necessary, stir in 2 to 3 teaspoons water until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.

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About Old-Fashioned Spice Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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