Brown Spice Cake

Karen w


Got this recipe from an old newspaper published April 24th, 1914 - I do genealogy on the side so I'm always looking through old newspapers for stuff. Anyhoo, I used extra nutmeg because the store didn't have mace. I also used the medium sized eggs from my Silkie chickens because I figured that back in the old timey-times the eggs would have been smaller, not these extra-large things you get at the grocery store today. I guessed 350 for 15-20 min. and it tastes pretty darn good with some 10X sprinkled over the top.


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1/4 cup
unsalted butter
1/2 cup
granulated sugar
egg yolks
1/3 cup
1 1/2 cups
1/4 cup
unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cream of tartar
1 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
clove, ground
1/2 cup
cold black coffee
egg whites

How to Make Brown Spice Cake


  • 1This is exactly how it was written in the paper:
    Cream one-quarter cup butter, add gradually one-half cup sugar, the beaten yolks ot two eggs and one-third cup molasses, sift together one and one half cups flour, one-fourth cup cocoa, one-half teaspoonful soda, one teaspoonful cream ot tartar, one teaepoonful each of cinnamon and mace, one-half teaspoonful nutmeg, one fourth of clove; add flour to the creamed mixture alternately with one half cup cold black coffee. Last fold In the whites of the eggs beaten until dry.

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About Brown Spice Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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