Tuesday, 24 March 2015

La Kitchenette Souris : Spicy Spice Cake

This cake is a lot of work, or at least, I think it is. 

But it is definitely worth it, so if you have an afternoon to make something really nice, give this light, yummy cake a go!

Spicy Spice Cake

2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (I used kiefer)


1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350F. 
Grease & flour two 8 inch round cake pans.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves & nutmeg in a medium bowl.

Beat the butter in a mixing bowl until creamy.
Add the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs & vanilla and beat using an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes, or until light & fluffy.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl often.
Add the sifted dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, mixing on the lowest speed, just until smooth.

Pour the batter into the prepared pans & bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
(Mine took around 45 minutes, I think)
Cool in pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then turn the cakes out of the pans onto the rack to cool completely.

Now for your frosting.

Bring a pan of water to a boil.

Combine the brown sugar, egg whites, syrup, vanilla, salt & 1/3 cup cold water in a medium heatproof mixing bowl.
Beat for 1 minute using an electric mixer on high speed.
Place the bowl over the boiling water & cook, beating constantly for 7 minutes, until soft peaks form.
Remove the bowl from the heat & continue beating with electric mixer until a spreading consistency is reached.
(This took at least 20 minutes, the I chilled it in the fridge for a bit to make it even thicker)

Put one cake round on a cake plate & spread one third of the frosting on top.
Set the second cake round on top & frost the sides & top of the cake with remaining frosting. 

1 comment:

  1. What a delicious looking cake, on my must try list !