Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

From Darlene Kossman; a very old spice cake recipe; use buttermilk or milk with teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice in it; looks to be from an old baker's cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  2. In another bowl cream shortening, brown sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla.
  3. Cream for 5 minutes.
  4. Add sour milk.
  5. Sift the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, salt and flour together; 1/2 cup nuts or raisins may be added to the dry ingredients.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  7. Beat for 2 minutes; fold in egg whites.
  8. Pour into 2 layer pans that have been greased and lined with wax paper.
  9. Spray with Pam.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes or until done.