Buttermilk Spice Cake With Penuche Frosting

Recipe by andypandy
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READY IN: 40mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a mixer bowl, sift flour, white sugar, powder, soda, salt and spices.
  • I also sometimes add a grating of fresh nutmeg, and a pinch of ginger if desired.
  • (never measured amounts).
  • Add buttermilk, brown sugar, and shortening.
  • Beat for two minutes.
  • Add eggs, and beat another and final two minutes.
  • Spread batter into two greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until tester shows done.
  • Cool and remove to wire rack for perfect cooling.
  • Penuche Frosting:
  • In saucepan melt the half cup butter and stir in the one cup brown sugar.
  • Cook until dissolved and boil for two minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the quarter cup evaporated milk.
  • Return to heat and return to boiling point stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • Beat in 1 3/4 to 2 cups powdered icing sugar.
  • If its too thick add in a few tablespoons more milk little at a time.
  • If its too thin add in more icing powder a little at a time.
  • When to your desired spreading consistency, fill and frost cake.
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