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Spice Cake

 Spice Cake
I enjoy cake decorating and sometimes decorate one for a family member's birthday. I've even encouraged nieces and nephews to help me bake this cake.—Robin E Perry, Seneca, Pennsylvania
12-16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • BUTTER CREAM FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add eggs; beat well. Combine dry
  • ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix
  • well. Pour into a greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until the cake tests done.
  • Cool. For frosting, cream shortening and butter in a bowl. Add
  • vanilla. Gradually beat in sugar. Add milk; beat until light and
  • fluffy. Frost cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 533 calories, 25 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 312 mg sodium, 74 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.