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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cool: 1 hr
  • Bake: 35 mins 350°F

Spice Cake

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Directions

  1. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour two 8x1-1/2-inch round cake pans or grease one 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set pan(s) aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Pour into prepared pan(s).
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes for the round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for the 13x9x2-inch pan, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake layers on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cake layers from pans. Cool thoroughly on wire racks. Or, place 13x9x2-inch cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly. Frost with desired frosting.
  4. Makes 12 servings

From the Test Kitchen

Fruit and Nut Spice Cake:

Prepare as above, except fold 1 cup chopped walnuts, 3/4 cup snipped dried apricots, and 1/2 cup flaked coconut into the batter.

Applesauce Spice Cake:

Prepare as above, except reduce buttermilk or sour milk to 1/4 cup and combine it with 1 cup applesauce. Alternately add this mixture and flour mixture to butter mixture.

Pumpkin Spice Cake:

Prepare as above, except reduce buttermilk or sour milk to 1 cup and combine it with 1/2 cup canned pumpkin. Alternately add this mixture and flour mixture to butter mixture.

Nutrition Facts (Spice Cake)

  • Per serving:
  • 265 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 47 mg chol.,
  • 182 mg sodium,
  • 41 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 25 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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