Need spice cake recipe
I'm looking for a spice cake recipe--preferably, one that you've actually made yourself, and one that uses molasses, eggs, butter, and spices.
I've seen a few, and one thing that puzzles me is that some of them cream the butter and sugar and then add hot or boiling water.
Doesn't that have a tendency to cook the eggs?
Prune Spice cake - no molasses, but its a great recipe - maybe you could make a molasses frosting ?
This recipe is as I found it written in my grandmother's notes. I use freshly ground nutmeg and allspice. I also have added a small bit of ground ginger and a touch of clove. I don't know about the speeds mentioned - I just mix as I would any cake. It says it bakes for 35 minutes but I think I've cooked it longer than that probably 45 or 50 but that could be my oven. I used a carmel icing I googled and covered with chopped walnuts. I hope you like it !
Prune Spice Cake
2 Cups sifted all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp double acting baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
Now put in a large bowl
1/2 Cup shortening soft
1 1/2 Cup sugar
3 eggs unbeaten
Beat at no. 8 speed 1 1/2 minutes. Add 1 Cup cooked prunes - pitted and drained (I cooked mine in some orange juice and water with a cinnamon stick). Then add sifted flour mixture alternately with 1 Cup buttermilk or sour milk. Beat at no. 3 speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into 2 layer cake pans, greased and floured. Bake 350 for 35 minutes. Use a carmel icing
This vanilla chai spice bread always gets raves and keeps extremely well. I add extra spices and add extra vanilla extract while reducing the total liquid by a corresponding amount. Also, instead of a glaze, I dust the pan with raw sugar and sprinkle raw sugar on top of the batter before baking.