Vermont Spice Cake

"My MIL makes this cake and I think it is awesome. Looks beautiful and tastes scrumptious."
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Ready In:
1hr 55mins




  • In a small mixing bowl, add the first 6 ingredients; stir to combine and set aside.
  • In a bigger mixing bowl, add sugar and butter; beat until creamy.
  • Add eggs; beat for 2 minutes.
  • Add in pumpkin, evaporated milk, water, and vanilla extract; beat until combined.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • Spread mixture evenly into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  • Turn cakes out onto wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the frosting: In a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar; beat until fluffy.
  • Add the maple flavoring; stir to mix well.
  • When the cake is cooled, cut each cake horizontally in half with long serrated knife.
  • Frost cake between the layers and on top; leave sides unfrosted.
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts evenly over top of cake.

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  1. This is a wonderful Fall/Winter cake. The spices are perfect and smell fabulous while baking. The icing is so perfect for this cake; the combination of pumpkin and maple is very "comforting"! Highly recommened.
  2. This is such an incredible recipe. I originally came acrossed it on and after seeing all of the raves it got on there, I just had to try it for myself. This is my mother's birthday cake and we are having it tonight, but a little crumb fell off and she dipped it in some frosting. She then licked bowl clean! The frosting is sooo good and the recipe was very easy. I had never made a 4 layer cake before but I froze the pieces which made it much easier to slice. Thank you for a winner!



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