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Spice Cake with Frosting Recipe

My Grandma Susie would take this wonderful cake to barn raisings and to barn dances, where my Grandpa Ward would also take his fiddle. I hope my two grandchildren will have such warm memories of me when they are grandparents.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • SEVEN-MINUTE FROSTING:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  • 2. Pour into two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a heatproof bowl of a stand mixer, whisk egg whites, sugar, water and cream of tartar until blended. Place over simmering water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisking constantly, heat mixture until a thermometer reads 160°, about 2-3 minutes.
  • 4. Remove from heat; add vanilla. With the whisk attachment of a stand mixer, beat on high speed until stiff glossy peaks form, about 7 minutes. Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Store frosted cake, uncovered, in refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 396 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 76 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.