This cake is delicious, my grandmother gave me this recipe two years ago. She brought it to my house to give to my family when my baby sister was born. I remember that I had six pieces of it while my mother and grandmother were talking! It was gone by the next day, and guess who ate the last few pieces... that is right , yours truly! It is a lot like a sweet brownie.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.

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  • In one medium bowl, stir together four, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Next, stir in sugar, honey, oil, and coffee. With an electric beater at medium speed, beat batter for two minutes; add egg, and beat for one minute longer. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool completely before serving, and then enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; 9.8 g total fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 197 mg sodium. 36.2 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2002
This is a great old fashioned kind of cake you don't see much anymore. Some of the other people who did reviews said it was too dry and wasn't sweet enough. I liked that it wasn't too sweet, and I found the texture to be so much better than those squishy box mix cakes. It doesn't need a frosting, I found it was fantastic with a dusting of powdered sugar and a little cinnamon on top. I'm going to let this sit overnight and have a piece or two tomorrow. It'll be perfect with a cup of tea. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2002
Good flavor but on the dry side. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2002
This is a great old fashioned kind of cake you don't see much anymore. Some of the other people who did reviews said it was too dry and wasn't sweet enough. I liked that it wasn't too sweet, and I found the texture to be so much better than those squishy box mix cakes. It doesn't need a frosting, I found it was fantastic with a dusting of powdered sugar and a little cinnamon on top. I'm going to let this sit overnight and have a piece or two tomorrow. It'll be perfect with a cup of tea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2002
This is a great old fashioned kind of cake you don't see much anymore. Some of the other people who did reviews said it was too dry and wasn't sweet enough. I liked that it wasn't too sweet, and I found the texture to be so much better than those squishy box mix cakes. It doesn't need a frosting, I found it was fantastic with a dusting of powdered sugar and a little cinnamon on top. I'm going to let this sit overnight and have a piece or two tomorrow. It'll be perfect with a cup of tea. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2004
This cake is a wonderful cake it is very simple I have made it now as it stands about 4 and I still have people that ask me to make it for them... just because they love it it have never been too dry not one of the times that I made it. It is a very simple cake but good it can maybe be a morning cake with some coffee or tea. I would think also I made it with a homemade cream cheese frosting... just wonderful... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2003
I made this cakea coupleweeks ago and everyone loved it. My husband's friends said that it was a "perfect cake". No frosting is required. It tastes good without. If you were to use a frosting I would probably suggest a creamcheese or sourcream frosting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2008
very good spices are just right. i did add 2 eggs instead of 1 and put a box of vanilla pudding in the mix. It was nice and moist. I used cream cheese icing on it. The family loved it. The cake was gone in one day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2009
This is my favorite cake on this site so far! I love it! It is such a wonderful cake to serve with coffee. I followed the recipe exactly and I don't think it needs any changes at all. I also never have a problem with it coming out too dry. Mine is nice and moist. A few times when I wanted something extra I added some cream cheese frosting on top. That was absolutely delicious as well! I make this cake at least once a week in my house. Everyone loves it. Thanks so much for the awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
THis is a TOP receipe and kids absoulutley LOVE it! I know. I'm a kid. And it really easy. I made it all by myself!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2002
this came out very dry-the taste was ok. Will not make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2002
Good flavor but on the dry side. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
The texture of this cake was really nice and it came out moist. I'm not sure but I think it was the coffee flavor that my family didn't like very much. Read More
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