Thursday, November 29, 2007

~ Our Daughter's Spice Cake ~

It was quite a chilly evening so our daughter made us a wonderful spice cake taken from the book, "Victorian Christmas Collection" by Peggy Stoks

~ Sensational Spice Cake ~
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 cup water
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder

In a saucepan, combine first 5 ingredients. Heat to boiling and simmer for five minutes. Set aside to cool.
In a small cup, dissolve baking soda in a teaspoon or two of hot water. Pour into above cooled mixture. Add flour and baking powder, stir until blended. Bake in a greased 8x12 glass baking pan at 350 degrees for around 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

~ Penuche Icing ~

1/2 cup butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup milk

1 and 3/4 - 2 cups powdered sugar

Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling; cook and stir over low heat for two minutes. Stir in milk. Return to boil, stirring constantly. Cool to lukewarm. Gradually stir in powdered sugar until icing is of a good consistency to spread.

5 comments:

Sharon said...

This cake recipe sounds so delicious!! How sweet of her to make it for you all.

I'll have to try it!

Vonna said...

THAT sounds like heaven on a plate :) I'm sure you enjoyed it!

Katie said...

Thanks for the recipe! And thanks for stopping by my blog!! Yours is lovely! Think I'll stop back again!

Blessings to you,
Katie

Christine LeFever said...

Amanda is beautiful! I MUST try that recipe too.

Christine

Kelli said...

Mmm...this spice cake sounds wonderful! Thank you for the recipe!
Kelli