|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
Top this easy spice cake recipe with the caramel icing as directed below or use your favorite frosting. Either way, it's sure to be delicious.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- Garnish: easy caramel icing (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Add shortening, milk, and vanilla; beat on slow to medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes. Scrape sides and bottom of mixing bowl several times.
Beat in eggs and continue to beat for 2 minutes longer.
Spoon batter into a generously greased and floured 9x13x2-inch baking pan.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
Cool completely and frost with caramel icing (below) or cream cheese icing.
Easy Caramel Icing
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, milk, and butter.
Stirring constantly; bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let cool to lukewarm.
Beat until creamy and thick enough to spread. If too thick, add a little more milk or a small amount of cream.
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