Old-Fashioned Spice Cake

Old-fashioned Spice Cake

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Serves:
16
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

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

How to Make Old-Fashioned Spice Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. NOTE: If using self-rising flour omit vinegar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  2. Mix 1 1/3 cups of the evaporated milk and the vinegar; reserve. (Reserve remaining evaporated milk for frosting.)
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Grease 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.
  5. Beat 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.
  6. Pour 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.
  7. Cool rectangle on wire rack.
  8. Cool layers 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.
  9. Frost rectangle or fill and frost layers with caramel frosting; sprinkle with chopped nuts or ground nutmeg if desired and store tightly covered.
  10. CARAMEL FROSTING Heat brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk to boiling in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  11. Boil and stir 2 minutes and remove from heat.
  12. Cool about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally; gradually stir in powdered sugar.
  13. If 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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