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Golden Spice Cake Recipe

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Added: Friday, January 2, 2009


2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
7 large eggs (room temperature)
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup salad oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Frosting ingredients
1/4 cup butter
1/2 lb icing sugar
1/3 cup condensed milk or half and half
Another 1/2 lb icing sugar
1/2 tsp maple flavouring
1 1/2 cups walnuts

Sift dry ingredients together into a mixing bowl.

Separate eggs; set whites aside. In a small bowl, combine yolks with pumpkin, salad oil and water. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients; add liquid all at once. Blend till smooth.

Beat whites with rotary beater till foamy; add cream of tartar. Beat 3 to 5 minutes till stiff. Fold into pumpkin batter.

Turn into ungreased 10 in. tube pan (angel food cake pan). Bake in a moderately slow pre-heated 325 F oven for 55 minutes. Raise temperature to 350 F and bake 15 minutes longer.

Remove cake from oven; invert pan onto cake rack at once. Let stand till cool (about 1 hour). Loosen sides and centre of cake with a spatula, turn onto cake rack. Frost with maple walnut frosting.

For frosting: in a large mixing bowl cream 1/2 cup butter. Gradually add 1/2 lb (1 3/4 cups) sifted icing sugar; cream till light and fluffy. Blend in 1/3 cup condensed milk (Mom uses half and half) then add another 1/2 lb sifted icing sugar till frosting is of spreading consistency. Stir in 1/2 tsp maple flavouring.

Spread on cake. While frosting is still moist cover with 1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Otherwise known as Dad's birthday cake




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