Nana's Spice Cake Recipe

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I was recently asked to bring a spice cake to a function in my community and this is my go to Spice Cake recipe. For years, I made this cake for family gathering's and some of our family just love this recipe so we call it Nana's Spice Cake. This recipe is very moist and the blend of spices are a perfect balance that makes this a great cake to have for any occasion. I like to frost the cake with a creamy Cream Cheese Frosting and top it with chopped pecans, and sometimes to make it really special we will garnish with fresh fruit.
Let's Make A Spice Cake
Make The Batter

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pour The Batter Into The Baking Dish and Bake

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Let The Cake Completely Cool

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Prepare The Frosting

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Time To Frost The Cake

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Spice Cake Is Delicious

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1-3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup buttermilk
baking spray
Directions
In a mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, ginger, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla, and oil, until creamy.
Add in the sugar, brown sugar, applesauce and buttermilk, mix well.
Very slowly add the dry mixture a little at a time until completely incorporated.
Spray a 9 X 13 baking dish with a baking spray and pour the batter into the baking dish. Bake in a preheated at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until the center test clean.
Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack before frosting.
Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting.
Garnish with chopped pecans or seasonal fruit.

Nana's Cream Cheese Frosting
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups confectioners' sugar
dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
In an electric mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter together until completely smooth and creamy.
Mix in the salt and vanilla.
Add the confectioners' sugar a little at a time keep the mixer on low until all the sugar is incorporated and the frosting is smooth.
Do not over mix.
If you would like the frosting to be thicker just add more confectioners' sugar a little at a time.

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Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

The Cake Is Ready To Serve

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Great For A Crowd With A Dollop Of Ice Cream

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Delicious With Seasonal Fruit

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy!

Nana's Spice Cake Recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Thanks so much for stopping by to spend some time with us today you got here just in time to enjoy a slice of Nana's Spice Cake, it really is a great recipe! Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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Comments

  1. I'd love to have a slice of Nana's Spice Cake, Miz Helen! The cream cheese frosting would make it extra special.

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    1. Kitty I would love to share a piece of this cake with you and we would have a nice cup of tea and visit for a while! Thanks so much for stopping by and you have a great week!
      Miz Helen

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  2. I love a good spice mix with cream cheese frosting!! Pinned.

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    1. Thanks so much, I think I may make this for my husband for Valentine Day. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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  3. My mom used to make spice cake! I had forgotten all about it - Yours looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a great week!

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  4. What a beautiful classic!! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!!

    Mollie

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  5. This looks delicious :) Thanks so much for sharing your post with us Creative Mondays Link Up.

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  6. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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