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    Mrs. Morrison's Mace Cake

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    55 mins

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    35 mins

    Chef Kate's Note:

    According to John Shields, Mrs. Morrison was the housekeeper at an Episcopal Church in Baltimore for many years and made this cake a staple at generations of church events. If you want to sweeten/fancy it up, add whipped cream or ice cream and strawberries. I think it's quite nice just as it is.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Butter and flour a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
    3. 3
      Combine the milk and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Remove from heat.
    5. 5
      Beat together the eggs and 2 cups of sugar.
    6. 6
      Sift together the flour, baking powder and one tablespoon of mace.
    7. 7
      Mix the dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
    8. 8
      Add the milk and butter mixture while still hot to the flour/egg mixture and mix very well, beating until all ingredients are incorporated and mixture is fluffy.
    9. 9
      Pour into prepared baking pan.
    10. 10
      Mix remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon mace together and sprinkle mixture evenly over top of batter.
    11. 11
      Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
    12. 12
      Cool on a wire rack.
    13. 13
      Serve warm.
    14. 14
      Note: The cake may also be baked in a 10 inch tube pan at 325° F for one hour.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 28, 2008


      This recipe made it into our Book #231450. 7/24/08 - Unique and wonderful! I made this all in our KitchenAid and had to add 1/2 cup additonal flour. Mace is a very tasty yet strong spice, and we love finding recipes for it. We were not dissapointed by this recipe. the cake has a nice density yet is still very light. The only thing we would do different next time is to leave out the sugar/mace topping and just dust with powdered sugar or serve with berries and whipped cream. This is a devine recipe and we will definitely be making this again around the holidays. Thanks for posting! ~Buddha. Some info on Mace: The fragrance and flavor of mace is similar to that of nutmeg because it's made from the dried outer covering of nutmeg. :)

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    • on February 23, 2009


      Delicious! If you like nutmeg, you will LOVE this cake. And it is so easy. Perfect as a tea cake, or sweet breakfast treat at the office. I like the idea of serving with berries and cream. I certainly will make this again!

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    • on July 20, 2008


      This cake is so different from other cakes. My second time using mace. And I found that it has a great taste in this cake. I did half the cake in a round pan. And cooked it for about 20 minutes. I reduced the quantity of sugar for inside the cake. I topped it with Brandied Strawberry Sauce Thanks Chef Kate. Made for 123 hit wonders

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    Nutritional Facts for Mrs. Morrison's Mace Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (132 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 523.8
    Calories from Fat 144
    Total Fat 16.0 g
    Saturated Fat 9.0 g
    Cholesterol 157.4 mg
    Sodium 294.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 88.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 62.7 g
    Protein 8.0 g

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