Buttermilk spice cake

Buttermilk spice cake


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About this recipe: This prize-winning spice cake combines the slight tang of buttermilk with clove and cinnamon spices for a moist, light and just-right sponge perfect for elevenses or afternoon tea. This cake is a winner of three first place blue ribbons in competition!

Deirdre Dee

Serves: 12 

  • 250g plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons cornflour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 150g margarine
  • 240ml buttermilk
  • 3 eggs

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 23cm round cake tins.
  2. Sift together flour, cornflour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb, salt, cloves and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add margarine and buttermilk; beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add eggs, and beat 2 minutes more. Pour mixture into prepared tins.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until done.

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Lovely recipe will definitely become a favorite - one question though, would love to know what the topping is and what filling was used to sandwich the cakes together - 22 Apr 2013

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