Ultimate Spice Cake

Ultimate Spice Cake Recipe

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Barbara Eaton


Cardamon and browned butter are the "secret" ingredients in this recipe. They truly add a unique flavor that is irrestible.


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1 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp
ground cardamom (pricey but worth it)
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 c
butter, cut up
1 3/4 c
1 3/4 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 1/3 c
light brown sugar, packed
egg yolks
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2/3 c
1/4 c
1 1/4 c
powdered sugar
1 to 5 Tbsp
1 tsp
lemon juice
dash of salt

How to Make Ultimate Spice Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare, grease and flour, a 10-cup bundt pan.
  • 2Combine cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and nutmeg in small bowl. Reserve 1 teaspoon of spice mix for Glaze.
  • 3Heat 1 cup butter in frying pan over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until milk solids in bottom are rich chocolate color, stirring frequently.
  • 4Stir in spice mix and cook for 15 SECONDS.
  • 5Immediately pour into a large wide bowl and place in freezer for 15 or 20 minutes, until consistancy of softened butter. Stir occasionally during this process.
  • 6Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
  • 7Add brown sugar to the butter mixture and beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • 8Beat in eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 9Beat in vanilla.
  • 10Beating at low speed, add flour mixture and milk alternately, starting and ending with flour. Then beat 30 seconds on medium speed and spread in prepared pan.
  • 11Bake 45-50 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • 12Cool in pan, on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • 13Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
  • 14GLAZE
  • 15Heat butter in small skillet until chocolate brown, remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • 16Whisk together powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, lemon juice, salt and reserved spice mix.
  • 17Whisk in browned butter, adding additional milk as needed to make a thick glaze.
  • 18Spread over tho top of the cooled cake and let drip down the sides.
  • 19Let stand until glaze is set, about 30 minutes. This is a good cake to take to a ocvered dish function.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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