Brown Sugar Cake Recipe -

Brown Sugar Cake

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"This recipe makes a rich spice cake with raisins, given plenty of flavor from the generous use of nutmeg and cinnamon."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 3-layer 9 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Cream the brown sugar and the butter. Add the eggs, and mix well.
  3. Mix the baking soda and the sour cream, and add this to the creamed mixture.
  4. Sift the flour with the baking powder and spices. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir in the raisins. Pour batter into three 9 inch round greased and floured cake pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes or until cakes tests done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2006

I tried this recipe after my friend told me about it. I made it for her but I used molasses and granulated sugar instead of brown sugar (1 cup mild molasses + 1 cup gran. sugar = 1 cup brown sugar)and she thought it tasted even moister and more flavorful than hers!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 19, 2003

This is a terrible cake. I am a pastry chef and followed the recipe as written, plus my oven is well-calibrated. What I ended up with was a dry, hard product that was a complete waste. Needs at least 1 cup sour cream, another egg and 1/2 cup butter. Beware!

Jun 07, 2003

Following the recipe as directed made something more like cookie dough. Not pourable. I had to add 1 cup water. Cake turned out very dry. Maybe needs less flour and some oil for moisture.

Feb 03, 2003

This is a horrible recipe. It does not have enough moisture. The cake does not "pour." You can pick up the whole lump with a spoon. I actually think that the submitter must have left something out. I added milk just so it would spread and then when it was backed it had such a strong flavor of baking soda it gave everyone hartburn. Sorry

Apr 24, 2003


Apr 24, 2003

Delicious! Sure to become a classic with every sweet tooth!

Jan 06, 2011

very nice change of pace, not just a regular yellow or chocolate cake. I used a purchased vanilla icing and we loved it. Has a nice crust on top making it easy to ice.


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  • Calories
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 74 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 280 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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