Nutmeg Feathercake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by thistleridge

My grandmother, Mere, always made this. I recently found the same recipe in a 1940's Better Homes & Garden cookbook. It is such a different tasting cake thanks to the nutmeg. I sometimes use carmel frosting for those who are not coconut fans. But the included frosting is the cakes crowning glory.

Top Review by katew

Just wonderful and quick and easy to do - I doubled the nutmeg and did not do the frosting - loved every crumb !! Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl cream butter, shortening vanilla and eggs. Beat for 1 minute.
  3. Add dry ingredients, alternating with buttermilk.
  4. Grease and flour a 13 X 9" pan.
  5. Pour in mixture and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile to make frosting mix all frosting ingredients together and set aside.
  7. After the cake has baked for 30 minutes, remove and cover the cake with frosting, spreading to all sides.
  8. Return to oven and turn onto broil. Stand by for 1-2 minutes till the frosting in brown.

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