Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
I made this cake as a pre-birthday cake for my husband. He's taking a small trip, so he won't be around to eat most of the cake if I didn't make it early. He'll get another cake when he's back, because in this case more is better.
2 -1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 Cups dark brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
A pinch of ground cloves (Probably about 1/4 teaspoon)
1 Cup of milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 Cup (2 sticks) real butter, very soft
Mix all dry ingredients, then add in softened butter and mix on low. Slowly add the milk in until incorporated and smooth. Beat another 30 seconds on medium. Don't overbeat.
Put into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz. (1 stick) of butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a mixer blend the butter and cream cheese. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, then the vanilla. Once all is incorporated, whip it up at high speed till it's fluffy. It won't take long.
Spread on the cooled cake. Lick the spoon when you're done. You won't regret it. I promise.