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Mama's Spice Cake Recipe

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Lois Finley
Added: Sunday, September 27, 2009


1-1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. water
1 c. raisins, chopped
1 t. gr. cinnamon
1/2 t. gr. allspice
1/4 t. gr. cloves
1/4 t. gar. nutmeg
4 eggs, separated
3 c. all purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda
3/4 c. chopped pecans

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 8-oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. butter or margarine, softened
1 t. vanilla extract
Pinch salt
4 c. confectioners' sugar
Additional chopped pecans, optional

In a saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; slowly heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat; cool.
In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks lightly; gradually stir into spice mixture.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and pecans; stir into spice mixture. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into the batter. Pour into two greased and floured 9" round cake pans.
Bake @ 325 for 35-40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans five minutes before removing to a wire rack; cool completely.
For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add vanilla and salt. Beat in sugar until smooth and fluffy. Frost cake. Garnish with pecans if desired.
Store in refrigerator.

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