Butternut Spice Cake

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This is a very good cake and well worth the while. In the fall we love to walk in the woods and pick up the butternuts that fall from the trees - we have to fight with the squirrels to get them. I often replace this with pecans or walnuts when I cannot get them.

Servings:
14
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch tube pan

Ingredients

  • ½ cup finely chopped butternuts

  • 2 cups cake flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup butter

  • 1 ⅓ cups packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup buttermilk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch tube pan. Sprinkle the bottom and halfway up the sides of the pan evenly with finely chopped butternuts (pecans or walnuts).

  2. Sift together cake flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Cream the butter. Blend in lightly packed brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in the finely chopped butternuts or pecans or walnuts.

  3. Put gently into baking pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until cake springs back when you touch it lightly. Cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Put on cake rack to cool completely. Leave upside down and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar over cake before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
12g Fat
38g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.