Brown Sugar Cake


"This recipe makes a rich spice cake with raisins, given plenty of flavor from the generous use of nutmeg and cinnamon."


servings 465 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 74g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 280 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Cream the brown sugar and the butter. Add the eggs, and mix well.
  3. Mix the baking soda and the sour cream, and add this to the creamed mixture.
  4. Sift the flour with the baking powder and spices. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir in the raisins. Pour batter into three 9 inch round greased and floured cake pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes or until cakes tests done.
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  1. 7 Ratings


This is a terrible cake. I am a pastry chef and followed the recipe as written, plus my oven is well-calibrated. What I ended up with was a dry, hard product that was a complete waste. Needs ...

Following the recipe as directed made something more like cookie dough. Not pourable. I had to add 1 cup water. Cake turned out very dry. Maybe needs less flour and some oil for moisture.

This is a horrible recipe. It does not have enough moisture. The cake does not "pour." You can pick up the whole lump with a spoon. I actually think that the submitter must have left something ...

I tried this recipe after my friend told me about it. I made it for her but I used molasses and granulated sugar instead of brown sugar (1 cup mild molasses + 1 cup gran. sugar = 1 cup brown sug...


Delicious! Sure to become a classic with every sweet tooth!

very nice change of pace, not just a regular yellow or chocolate cake. I used a purchased vanilla icing and we loved it. Has a nice crust on top making it easy to ice.