Two layered easy mixin, cake with each layer a little different. Joining the two with raisin filling and topping the whole cake with lemon icing. Easy to make with wholesome ingredients, making ribbon spice cake delicious and healthy.
2 cups Cake flour, sifted
2 tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Salt
1 1/4 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Shortening
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs, unbeaten
3/4 cup Milk
1 1/2 Tablespoons Molasses
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Cloves
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
Raisin Filling1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1/3 cup Sugar
1 dash Salt
1/2 cup Raisins, chopped
1 tsp Lemon juice
2/3 cup Water
1/4 tsp Lemon rind, grated
1 tsp Butter
Lemon Icing1/2 tsp Lemon rind, grated
1 Tablespoon Butter or margarine
1 cup Confectioners' sugar
1 dash Salt
2 tsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Water
Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ two 8-inch layer pans
All ingredients should be at room temperature. Sift flour with baking powder, salt and
sugar. Add shortening. Add vanilla, eggs and 1/2 cup milk. Mix until
flour is dampened, then beat by hand (150 strokes per minute) or at medium
speed of electric mixer for 1 minute. Scrape bowl frequently. Add remaining
liquid, blend, and beat 2 minutes longer.
Pour half of the easy mixin cake batter into one layer pan. To remaining batter add molasses and spices, mixing just enough to blend, turn into second pan. Bake ribbon spice cake. Let cool. Then spread raisin filling between layers and frost with lemon icing.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!