Spice Cake I

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Sally E. Forsythe
Recipe by  Sally E. Forsythe

“This cake is delicious, my grandmother gave me this recipe two years ago. She brought it to my house to give to my family when my baby sister was born. I remember that I had six pieces of it while my mother and grandmother were talking! It was gone by the next day, and guess who ate the last few pieces... that is right , yours truly! It is a lot like a sweet brownie.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9 inch square pan



  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
  2. In one medium bowl, stir together four, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Next, stir in sugar, honey, oil, and coffee. With an electric beater at medium speed, beat batter for two minutes; add egg, and beat for one minute longer. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool completely before serving, and then enjoy!

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This cake is a wonderful cake, it is very simple I have made it now as it stands about 4 and I still have people, that ask me to make it for them... just because they love it, it have never been too dry not one of the times that I made it. It is a very simple cake, but good, it can maybe be a morning cake with some coffee or tea. I would think, also I made it with a homemade cream cheese frosting... just wonderful...



This is a great old fashioned kind of cake you don't see much anymore. Some of the other people who did reviews said it was too dry and wasn't sweet enough. I liked that it wasn't too sweet, and I found the texture to be so much better than those squishy box mix cakes. It doesn't need a frosting, I found it was fantastic with a dusting of powdered sugar and a little cinnamon on top. I'm going to let this sit overnight and have a piece or two tomorrow. It'll be perfect with a cup of tea.



I made this cakea coupleweeks ago and everyone loved it. My husband's friends said that it was a "perfect cake". No frosting is required. It tastes good without. If you were to use a frosting I would probably suggest a creamcheese or sourcream frosting.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 239 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 36.2 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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