Moist Tender Spice Cake

"Another recipe from USA Today supplement to our local newspaper found in Moms Grey Book. This is from Pam Anderson, and was in combination with the Sausage and White Bean Soup and Savory Corn assume it would be great to add this to the meal"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
16 slices




  • Adjust oven rack to middle positon and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour a metal or disposable foil 9 by 13 inch pan. Whisk dry ingredients and spices in a large bowl. Mix milk, eggs and vanilla extract in a 2 cup measuring cup.
  • Beat softened butter into dry ingredients first on low, then medium, until mixture forms pebble sized pieces. Add about 1/2 of the milk mixture and beat on low until smooth. Add remaining milk mixture in two stages, beat on medium speed until bater is smooth. Add the sugar; beat until just incorporated about 30 seconds. Pour batter into cake pan.
  • Bake until a cake tester or toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Set pan on a wire rack; let cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the pan perimeter and turn cake onto rack, let cool.
  • *** Picnic Tip: Can be double wrapped in plastic a day ahead. Return to pan to transport. Also the batter can be divided and baked into two 8" square cake pans. Take one to picnic and freeze one for later.
  • *** Gingerbread Variation - To Turn Cake into Gingerbread:.
  • * reduce baking powder to 1 tsp; add 1 tsp baking soda.
  • * Reduce brown sugar to 1 cup add 1 cup molasses.
  • * for spices, use 1 tbls ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ground allspice (omit nutmeg and cloves).

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  1. Great flavor, texture was too crumbly for me. I'd make again, but just change some of the ratios.
  2. Well, it's no wonder your DSIL loved this cake! It's delicious! I didn't have enough cornstarch so subbed Cake Flour and left out the cornstarch. Worked perfectly! The spices are just right for this wonderful cake! It's not an overly sweet cake which my DH loved! For frosting I used CoffeeB's Recipe #278515 which complemented the cake perfectly! Thank you ChaCha! Delicious! Made for KK's Recipe Tag


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