Old Fashioned Spice Cake

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"Paired with French Burnt Sugar Frosting, this is incredible. My nephew Shawn says it's was the best cake he ever had. It also makes a quick weeknight dessert just topped with powdered sugar or served with whipped cream. You can make the cake a few weeks early, brush with Simple Syrup and freeze. Then thaw that morning and frost. Adapted from MizzNezz at fooddotcom"

Original is 15 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (121.7 g)
  • Calories 414.6
  • Total Fat - 19.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 89.9 mg
  • Sodium - 256.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 54.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 34.4 g
  • Protein - 6.3 g
  • Calcium - 67.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flower a 9 x 13 pan.

Step 2

In mixer, cream butter and sugar, add eggs and beat for 1 minute.

Step 3

Whisk dry ingredients together and add to mixer alternately with buttermilk, beat for 1 minute.

Step 4

Pour into pan and bake for 35 minutes or until done. Once cake has cooled, brush with simple syrup to keep moist, if desired. (Especially if you cooked it too long.)


Step 5

Combine sugar and water in heavy saucepan, cooking over medium-high heat until they come to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir until sugar is completely dissolved, about 7 minutes. Let cool completely before using, keep in airtight container in fridge.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Yummy cake that was easy to prepare and turned out very moist and had a lovely spice taste. The cinnamon frosting I made was a great topping for this cake!


review by:
(26 Mar 2019)


Here is a delicious cake that was really good. I soaked some raisins and added them in with the nuts. They added a great taste and tasted extra good to me!


review by:
(9 Jul 2016)

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