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Print This Delicious and Healthy Easy Mixin Ribbon Cake Recipe

Easy Mixin Ribbon Spice Cake Recipe

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.

Ribbon Cake with Raisin Filling and Lemon Frosting, Easy Mixin Cake on white dinner plate

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 Filling

1 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 Icing

1/2 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
Preheat oven, grease cake pan and line with parchment paper.

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.

Easy Mixin Filling:

Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt, raisins, lemon juice, lemon rind and water, mix well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and clear. Stir in butter. Cool before filling cake.

Easy Mixin Icing:

Cream lemon rind with butter or margarine. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Adjust for good spreading consistency.
16 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 87 g
Calories 264
Calories from Fat 75
Total Fat 8.3g 13%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 45.6g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
Sugars 31.6g
Protein 2.8g
Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 1% • Calcium 4% • Iron 6%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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