Brown Spice Cake

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Karen w

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@wojohowsky

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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Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

How to Make Brown Spice Cake

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  1. This 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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