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Spice Cake II Recipe
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Spice Cake II

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"This cake smells so good while baking. The maple-flavored seven minute frosting is totally awesome."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the Maple-Flavored Seven Minute Frosting: In a saucepan, heat maple syrup until boiling. Let boil for an additional 5 minutes. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually pour in hot maple syrup, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2008

I was really surprised when I found this recipe.. it's almost EXACTLY like the one I make. The only difference is I use 1 full teaspoon of all of the spices, and only two eggs. I also serve it with cream cheese frosting.. it's always gone over GREAT.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 19, 2002

Not my favorite. I found that the cake was very bland. Not enough spices,and tasted very eggie :(


12 Ratings

Oct 27, 2007

This cake is amazing! I have to admit, I've never made it with this frosting, I always use "Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting" found also on the wonderful website. I can't tell you how many times I've made it, for many different people, and it's always a hit.

Jan 22, 2008

I tried this recipe with the Cream Cheese Frosting II (basic) with 1 tsp cinnamon. It tastes really great with the extra spice added.

Jun 03, 2004

It tasted good, but it looked scary when it was done. I don't think I beat the frosting enough, even though I did it for 40 minutes. So after I frosted the cake, it looked very frothy an hour later. Two 9" pans work well with this recipe, I would just use different frosting. :)

Apr 16, 2012

The frosting would go nice on a regular cake but not like a bundt cake as shown, the frosting is creative but the cake tastes very bland. I agree witht he review that said it smells good when baking, the taste leaves a LOT to be desired.

Oct 27, 2008

I baked this cake for my Husband's birthday...It turned out great...I didn't need to add cornstarch...It also tasted like pumkin too....

Jan 15, 2006

This recipe was a failure. It smelled bette than it tasted. It didn't have enough taste to it. I thought it was bad, but maybe it's an aquired taste.


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  • Calories
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 186 mg
  • 7%

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

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