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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. :)
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!
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
I loved making this cake. It was so easy to combine the milk & butter this way.I substituted skim lactaid milk for the regular & omitted the sugar on the top. It was light & had wonderful flavor. I am going to try it with some lemon zest next time. Loved it. I also substituted 1/2 tablespoon cardamon for the mace. It is definitely 5 stars.
This cake is a snap! It is rich & redolent of mace, a not commonly seen stand-alone spice. My DH's took a bite & exclaimed, "it tastes like it is perfumed!". I found the taste to be exquisite, the cake's texture had a fine crumb that held up well to cutting. I liked it with pumpkin ice cream. DH ended up deciding that mace alone is not his favorite spice...but he kept eating it, LOL! I will make this again.
this is one of the best scratch cakes i have ever made. it rose high, is moist and delicious. the only change i made was to substitute cardamom for mace. i used the 1/2 c of sugar on top but it didn't really cook so when it was done, and cooled, i shook most of it off. the flavor and texture is wonderful!