Wednesday, January 12, 2011 50 Year Old Spice Cake
The recipe is 50 years old. 1961, you can see it up in the corner of the aged paper (say it like Shakespeare, "age-ed paper" sounds cool). It belonged to my husband's grandmother. This is the first time I've made grandma's spice cake and it won't be the last.
It's delicious! I ate 4 cupcakes already!
I had to tweak it a bit, I didn't have molasses and I wanted to use butter (I still have some from Best of/Baked Potato Night!
So here's the recipe in it's Headbanging Hostess incakenation
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3 tablespoons malt vinegar
3/4 cup milk
2 boxes of raisins (about 3 ounces)
Mix dry ingredients.
Add vinegar to milk.
In a large bowl cream the butter, mix in the sugar then add egg and mix until incorporated, add maple syrup and brown sugar and mix in.
Add some of the dry ingredients, mix a bit and then add milk mixture and mix a bit. Repeat, alternating between the dry ingredients and the milk mixture, until it's a uniform mixture. Fold in the raisins.
Scoop into cupcake papers, or a 9x9 pan, or whatever and bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean - approximately 20-25 minutes
Eat and repeat.