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Jun 8, 2008 02:00 PM

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?

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  1. 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

    Sift together:
    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

    1. 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.