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spice cake (a bundt cake)

a recipe by
Garrison Wayne
La Quinta, CA

I have always loved spice cake. I would usually request it for my birthday when I was a child. Mom always used Duncan Hines Cake Mixes. It has taken me until now to think to make it from scratch using my own original recipe. I am very pleased to say that this is a very good cake. Bundt Cakes are good keepers and they don't need quite as much frosting as a 2 layer cake. Spice Cake is especially good in the Fall. I hope you can make one for you and your family or friends this season.....oh, and pour a really cold glass of milk to go with!

serves 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For spice cake (a bundt cake)

  • 10 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 3 lg
    eggs, separated, room temp
  • 2 c
    pastry flour, sifted (or cake flour)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 1 pinch
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp

How To Make spice cake (a bundt cake)

  • 1
    Grease and flour a 10-12 cup Bundt Pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl with a fork and set aside.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 4
    Add the 3 eggs yolks and beat well.
  • 5
    Add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk. Beat until quite smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  • 6
    In a clean non plastic bowl, beat the 3 egg whites until just stiff and still glossy.
  • 7
    Fold the beaten egg whites in to the cake batter until no bits of the whites are visible.
  • 8
    Turn batter out in to the prepared bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 42 minutes. Test with a pick as ovens vary.
  • 9
    Cool cake in pan for 15-20 minutes on a rack, then unmold to cool completely on the rack. Tapping the pan on the counter before turning out is helpful.
  • 10
    Make the frosting when the cake is cooled by mixing all the ingredients in a medium bowl until very smooth. Adjust liquid or sugar to reach desired consistency.
  • 11
    Frost the cake about 2/3 of the way down the sides and cover the top completely. Cover with a cake dome at room temperature.