Simple Spice Cake With a Hint of Grapefruit Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Simple Spice Cake With a Hint of Grapefruit

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"This cake is good when you don't want to make something too sweet with cream and icing and stuff. The sweetness comes from just cinnamon, sugar, and a little grapefruit. Use grapefruit slices for garnish. You can use honey with grapefruit zest instead of the powdered sugar and water if you don't like sugary glazes."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x5 inch loaf Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition then stir in the grapefruit juice. Mix in the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt. Pour resulting batter into a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick or small knife inserted in the crown comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
  4. While the cake is baking, prepare the icing. Place the sugar in a bowl and gradually stir in the water. Add the grapefruit juice and salt; pour over warm cake. It should form a glaze as it cools.
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Sep 18, 2008

I liked how the cake turned out, however, just to warn bakers like me the ingrediants list included milk but in the directions it does not say to add milk. I added it anyway and the cake turned out lovely. The icing did not turn out very well at all (it was like water so I am wondering if the recipe was right) and that's why I am only giving a 3 out of 5.

 
Nov 16, 2012

My family loved this cake! I did make a couple of changes. Instead of adding a 1/2 c milk, I used grapefruit juice. For the glaze, I used powdered sugar mixed with grapefruit juice.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

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

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