Sour Milk Spice Cake

Sour Milk Spice Cake


"This is a cake my Mother made in the 30's and 40's. Note: To make sour milk combine l cup milk and l tablespoon vinegar. Let sit for l5 minutes."


servings 278 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 278 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9 inch baking pan.
  2. Combine and sift sugar, flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk and oil. Mix until combined, then add nuts.
  3. Pour into a 9x9 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 39 Ratings


Moist as oil based cakes are typically. However, heavy as oil based cakes tend to be, as well. Replacing half the oil with unsweetened applesauce lightens things up a lot without compromising mo...

This recipe makes a nice moist cake. I did punch up the spices, doubling the cinnamon and cloves, and adding a tsp. or ground ginger, because I like spicy cakes. I made a lemon glaze for the top...

I added the extra spices, as suggested above. This cake tasted WONDERFULLY, but I had one MAJOR problem. When I pulled the cake out of the oven after the 45 minutes, I did the toothpick test, ...

I like a moist cake...having read the previous reviews...I used their suggestions and added some of my own. Following the original recipe...I amended as follows: whole wheat flour in place of al...

My family loved this snack cake and I found that the vanilla was missing. I maked it twice and it was taster with the vanilla. It was very moist and the spice was very evenly blended. I also ...

I don't usually like spice cake, but I had some sour milk I wanted to use up, so I tried it. I used brown instead of white sugar, applesauce in place of oil, 1/2 cup raisins with 1/2 cup walnut...

This was pretty good. Left out the walnuts and used applesauce for the oil to cut the fat, which worked out pretty well. I might've liked a hair more spice. It was a good way to use up some s...

Maybe not one of the most outstanding cake recipes ever, but this was very simple to make, and a worthwhile use of milk gone sour. I made it in a jelly roll pan so it wouldn't be too thick for ...

Excellent, moist cake! I followed the recipe, except I doubled the cinnamon, and replaced the nuts with raisins. AWESOME cake--you can't go wrong with this! Great quick cake for tea, especial...