My Grandmother introduced me to this recipe.  She had spice cake for her birthday every single year.  It has now become my favorite fall "company" cake. It is especially good served with hot or cold apple cider. I often bake it as cupcakes and decorate with halloween or fall-themed sprinkles for the kids.

Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour*
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
3/4 tsp ginger
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tbsp vinegar
1 8oz package cream cheese
1/2 stick butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar pecan halves (optional)

For Cake
1) Grease and flour two 9" cake pans. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.
2) Combine milk and vinegar and let sit.
3) Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla and mix well. Beat in eggs one at a time.
4) Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to butter mixture, mixing well.
5) Pour into prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

For Frosting
1) Beat butter and cream cheese on med speed until smooth
2) Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until well combined. Place first cake layer on plate and frost top. Top with second cake layer and frost top only. Decorate top with pecans halves if desired.

* to make this cake gluten free, use 1/2 cup potato starch, 1.5 cups rice flour and 1 tsp xanthan gum instead of all purpose flour

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10/04/2011 17:03

I'm totally trying this recipe out. Spice cake is one of my favorites!

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10/11/2011 09:42

that looks delicious. I love spice cake. Bring on fall. Good thing that isn't in my home. I would eat it for breakfast:) I am so making it for the weekend. Thanks for sharing.

10/11/2011 19:45

I Love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and share your tasty recipe with us?
I hope to see you there!

10/27/2011 06:11

This sounds delicious! Thanks for linking it up with us and sharing!

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