Friday, April 25, 2008

Spice Cake

1 stick butter or shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar (or just brown sugar)
4 eggs
1/2 milk
1/2 molasses
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Butter and lightly flour two 8-inch round cake pans. Cream butter or shortening and slowly add the two sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, then add the milk and molasses, beating thoroughly. Mix together the remaining ingredients and add to the first mixture, beating until well blended. Pour batter into pans and bake, about 30 minutes. Test to see if a toothpick comes out clean. Coll in pans for 5 minutes before turning out onto racks. Frost with Grandma's chocolate icing.

Grandma's Chocolate Icing
1/4 cup milk
1/2 stick margarine
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. baking cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla

Put milk, margarine, and brown sugar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and baking cocoa. Mix well. Let cool and spread.
(We usually double this recipe so that there is enough) :)


stepheny weaver said...

Oh, this sounds heavenly Em! I'l definetly have to try it!

I think I better post something here soon! :)


Abigail Sikma said...