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Mama's Spice Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Mama's Spice Cake, by , is from The Gandy Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Linda Massie Cortes
Added: Wednesday, November 9, 2005


1 1/2 c sugar
3/4 c margarine
1 c water
1 c raisins, chopped (optional)
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t allspice
1/4 t cloves
1/4 t nutmeg
4 eggs, separated
3 c flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 t baking soda
3/4 c chopped pecans

In a saucepan, combine the first 8 ingredients. Slowly heat, stirring till butter melts. Remove from heat. Cool. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks lightly; gradually stir in cooled mixture. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and pecans. Stir into spice mixture. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into batter. Pour into greased pans. Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my husband, Jose's favorite cake. I always make it for his birthday.




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