Nutmeg Cake


This nutmeg cake is not that common of a cake, but it sure is good.

Nutmeg Cake
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
2 9-inch layers


Nutmeg Cake:

  • 3 eggs, room temperature

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Caramel Icing:

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cream

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans.

  2. Make nutmeg cake: Beat butter and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add eggs, one at a time, until well-blended. Stir in vanilla.

  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.

  4. Pour 1/3 of the flour mixture into the bowl; mix just until incorporated. Stir in 1/2 of the buttermilk, mixing gently. Continue adding flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, mixing until combined. Spread batter into the prepared pans.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then invert them on a wire rack to cool completely before icing.

  6. Make caramel icing: Combine brown sugar, cream, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool.

  7. Stir in confectioner's sugar and beat until smooth. Add more cream or confectioner's sugar to achieve desired spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

410 Calories
15g Fat
66g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 410
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 319mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 91mg 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.

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