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Brown Sugar Cake


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

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  • Calories:
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 74g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 280 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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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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 at least 1 cup sour cream, another egg and 1/2 cup butter. Beware!


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 out. I added milk just so it would spread and then when it was backed it had such a strong flavor of baking soda it gave everyone hartburn. Sorry