Rating: 3.29 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3

This cake smells so good while baking. The maple-flavored seven minute frosting is totally awesome.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 60 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

  • To make the Maple-Flavored Seven Minute Frosting: In a saucepan, heat maple syrup until boiling. Let boil for an additional 5 minutes. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually pour in hot maple syrup, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 45.5g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 35.5mg; sodium 186mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2008
I was really surprised when I found this recipe.. it's almost EXACTLY like the one I make. The only difference is I use 1 full teaspoon of all of the spices and only two eggs. I also serve it with cream cheese frosting.. it's always gone over GREAT. Read More
(8)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2002
Not my favorite. I found that the cake was very bland. Not enough spices and tasted very eggie:( Read More
(5)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2008
I was really surprised when I found this recipe.. it's almost EXACTLY like the one I make. The only difference is I use 1 full teaspoon of all of the spices and only two eggs. I also serve it with cream cheese frosting.. it's always gone over GREAT. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2007
This cake is amazing! I have to admit I've never made it with this frosting I always use "Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting" found also on the wonderful website. I can't tell you how many times I've made it for many different people and it's always a hit. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2002
Not my favorite. I found that the cake was very bland. Not enough spices and tasted very eggie:( Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2004
It tasted good but it looked scary when it was done. I don't think I beat the frosting enough even though I did it for 40 minutes. So after I frosted the cake it looked very frothy an hour later. Two 9" pans work well with this recipe I would just use different frosting.:) Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2008
I tried this recipe with the Cream Cheese Frosting II (basic) with 1 tsp cinnamon. It tastes really great with the extra spice added. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2008
I baked this cake for my Husband's birthday...It turned out great...I didn't need to add cornstarch...It also tasted like pumkin too.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2013
It's a little dry but would make it again using the frosting as a filler as well. To the person that took 40 minutes for the frosting you must have had some egg yoke mixed in with the white of the egg. If that happens start again because no amount of whipping will make the yokes stiff. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2006
This recipe was a failure. It smelled bette than it tasted. It didn't have enough taste to it. I thought it was bad but maybe it's an aquired taste. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/16/2012
The frosting would go nice on a regular cake but not like a bundt cake as shown the frosting is creative but the cake tastes very bland. I agree witht he review that said it smells good when baking the taste leaves a LOT to be desired. Read More
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