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Spice Cake Recipe

User Rating 2.5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Use caramel icing or your favorite frosting recipe for this easy spice cake recipe.

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • Easy Caramel Icing, below


Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add shortening, milk, and vanilla; beat on slow to medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes. Scrape sides and bottom of mixing bowl several times. Beat in eggs and continue to beat for 2 minutes longer. Spoon batter into a generously greased and floured 9x13x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool and frost with caramel icing (below) or cream cheese icing.

Easy Caramel Icing

    1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
    1/4 cup milk
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla
In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, milk, and butter. Stirring constantly; bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let cool to lukewarm. Beat until creamy and thick enough to spread. If too thick, add a little more milk or a small amount of cream.

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 3 out of 5
Easy, But Missing Something, Member Leasmom

I made this for Christmas. I used 1 1/3 cups milk so it wasn't dry. But its missing something like more sugar and ginger. Its a recipe good enough to keep and just tweak.

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