Old-Fashioned Spice Cake

Old-Fashioned Spice Cake

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Cooking spray

  • 1

    tablespoon cake flour

  • ¾

    cup granulated sugar

  • ¼

    cup butter or stick margarine softened

  • 2

    tablespoons vegetable oil

  • teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½

    cup packed brown sugar

  • cup plain fat-free yogurt

  • 2

    large egg whites

  • 3

    cups sifted cake flour

  • teaspoons baking powder

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾

    teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ½

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • cups fat-free milk

  • Caramel Frosting

  • CARAMEL FROSTING

  • 1

    cup packed brown sugar

  • ½

    cup evaporated skim milk

  • tablespoons butter or stick margarine

  • 2

    teaspoons light-colored corn syrup

  • Dash salt

  • 2

    cups powdered sugar

  • teaspoons vanilla extract

  • teaspoons evaporated skim milk (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350º. Coat 3 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; dust with 1 tablespoon flour. Beat granulated sugar, butter, oil, and vanilla at medium speed of a mixer for 1 1/2 minutes or until well-blended. Add brown sugar, yogurt, and egg whites; beat at high speed of a mixer 1 1/2 minutes. Lightly spoon 3 cups sifted cake flour into dry measuring cups. Combine sifted flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through nutmeg) in a bowl. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour cake batter into prepared pans. Sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350º for 24 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire racks; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Place 1 cake layer on a plate. Spread with 1/3 cup Caramel Frosting; top with another cake layer. Spread with 1/3 cup frosting, and top with the remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. ____________________ To Make Caramel Frosting: Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thick and golden brown. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat at medium speed of a mixer until smooth and slightly warm. Add milk 1/2 teaspoon at a time for a more spreadable consistency, if needed. Yield: 1 3/4 cups


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