Spice Cake With Cardamom-Coffee Icing

READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • To make the cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift dry ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter & sugars; add eggs one at a time; then vanilla, mixing until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
  • Beat in dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Beat until just smooth, about a minute.
  • Pour into two 8-inch (or a 13x9) greased and floured pans. Bake for about 30-35 minutes for layers, 35-40 minutes for 13X9 cake, or until cake tester is removed clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool on racks about 10 minutes. Remove from pans and finish cooling on racks.
  • To make the icing:
  • Heat milk and dissolve espresso powder in it, then allow it to cool.
  • Beat together remaining ingredients, add coffee mixture and continue beating until fluffy.
  • Ice cake when cool.
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