Early American Spice Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is good as is or topped with a caramel or cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9" X 13" pan.
  3. Cream shortening and gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs all at one time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices.
  6. Add alternately with buttermilk, blend well after each addition.
  7. Pour into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until done.


Most Helpful

I found the recipe to be delicious. I made cupcakes, and pu a milk chocolate frosting on them.

lococolily January 07, 2010

I agree the flavour was excellent but it was a dry cake, not moist, followed the instructions to the letter. Recipe #15980 by Mini R. is moist but this cake has a deeper spice flavour, I am going to try and modify this recipe to see if I can get the flavour of. this cake and the moistness of Mini R's wonderful recipe. It's worth keeping this recipe and adjusting to create a moister cake ! My family still really enjoyed it so I gave it 4 stars, I myself would give it 3 stars as it was a dry cake. I iced it with #26442 Allspice Cream Cheese Icing which was excellent with this type of cake !

Luvfood April 22, 2003

I loved the taste of this cake, but it was actually quite dry. I followed the recipe to the letter. I'm torn whether I will chance it again... the flavor is excellent, but I really prefer a moister cake.

KristinB March 03, 2003

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