Eve's Spice Cake Recipe
Submitted By:from Glendale Heights.
Eve's Spice Cake Notes
This has been a family favorite since 1950. My grandmother gave me the recipe, when I married and moved to Illinois from Germany. Grandma Trudl would serve it topped with powdered sugar, but my family loves it with a cream cheese/butter frosting. I have also added Garam Masala and freshly ground pepper.
All the spices are from the Spice House. It gets better the longer you let it sit hidden away. If you can.....
- For the Cake:
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup unsulphured molasses
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2-3 Tablespoons ground ginger
- 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon ground allspice
- 1-2 Tablespoons ground garam masala
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon fine salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda
- For the Icing:
- 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla bean paste
Serves / Yields
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a 9 x 13 inch cake pan with parchment paper. You can secure the paper by placing a dab of butter in each corner and onto the center bottom of the pan.
In a medium size bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, molasses. Add the eggs and whisk until smooth.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, garam masala and pepper.
Whisk the molasses mixture into the flour mixture until evenly combined.
In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda. Whisk the hot water into the batter until just combined. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake in the center of the oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
Cool the cake in the pan on a rack. After cake has cooled apply the icing.