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vintage nutmeg feather cake

Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

Found this cake in my Grams old cookbook on a recipe card dated 1952...if you love nutmeg, you will love this cake...she has wrote on the card to serve with with a pat of butter. I frosted mine. Enjoy!

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For vintage nutmeg feather cake

  • 1/4 c
    soft butter
  • 1/4 c
    crisco shortening
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3
    beaten eggs
  • 2 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp
    milk, or heavy cream

How To Make vintage nutmeg feather cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with non stick cooking spray In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs and beat well.
  • 2
    Sift together the flour, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
  • 3
    Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Ending with flour. Blend in the vanilla.
  • 4
    Spread into prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 - 35 minutes, or until cake is golden and tests done with a pick. Cool and serve with frosting or as my Gram did, with a pat of butter while warm.
  • 5
    Frosting: - If you like a lot of frosting you may want to double the recipe...I just frost as served... Whip the cream cheese on high for 1 minute until fluffy. Add vanilla and slowly stir in the confectioner’s sugar. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency. The icing will be thick but pourable.