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Magic Spice Cake

"Won 3 blue ribbons. Frost and fill with favorite icing."
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Ingredients

servings 291 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 9-inch cake layers)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Sift together flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, cloves, and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add shortening and buttermilk; beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add eggs, and beat 2 minutes more. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until done.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 291 calories; 14.5 g fat; 36.4 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g protein; 47 mg cholesterol; 353 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was great but I did make some changes. I didn't have buttermilk, so just used 1 c. milk and 1 TB lemon juice mixed in. Also, I did a full teaspoon of cinnamon and added 1 tsp. ginger, 1/...

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What a disappointment. It was very dry and the flavor was not like any spice cake I've had before. Will not make again.

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This was great but I did make some changes. I didn't have buttermilk, so just used 1 c. milk and 1 TB lemon juice mixed in. Also, I did a full teaspoon of cinnamon and added 1 tsp. ginger, 1/...

This is my favorite spice cake recipe. I've made it 4 times now, and this time was my first making it at a high altitude (4500 feet), and with only very slight adjustments, it was still very mo...

There is a popular-brand cinnamon swirl cake mix that we can't get anymore where we live, and I was looking for a recipe here at Allrecipes.com to replace it. This recipe turned out to be nothi...

One look at the instructions for this recipe made me doubt the fluffiness, so I made it using the same ingredients, but as a usual cake. Beat shortening(or butter) with sugar until fluffy. Add e...

Delicious and easy to make! I personally subbed egg nog for the buttermilk to make a holiday cake. I also make a basic white frosting and flavored it with egg nog. Great Recipe! Lends itself wel...

What a disappointment. It was very dry and the flavor was not like any spice cake I've had before. Will not make again.

I made this cake for a groom's cake at a friend's wedding. It was a huge hit. Everyone there wanted the recipe.

My family and I loved this cake. I used butter intead of shortening and left everything else the same. It is mildly spiced and delicious. We ate it plain and it was gone in a day. Great recipe!

Whew - I just wanted a quick, moist spice cake that didn't really even need a frosting. I just made the recipe as stated with a few adjustments for high altitude. I was confused because it said...