I have been asked to share the recipe for the cake I made this week, so here it goes.
Spice Cake recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
(I added a hand full of chopped walnuts)
In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Add buttermilk or sour milk, margarine or butter, shortening and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed till combined. Beat 2 minutes on high speed. Add eggs and beat 2 minutes more.
Pour batter into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 12 servings.
The Caramel Icing is from a book called Southern Heirloom Cooking that was given to me as a gift upon my arrival in the New World. ;)
1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
Melt butter in a saucepan. Add brown sugar and cook over low heat for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add milk and continue stirring until the mixture returns to a boil. Remove from heat and cool. Add powdered sugar and mix to the right consistency for spreading. Spread over cake.
Dig in and enjoy. :)