Friday, December 28, 2012

Sharon's Spice Cake

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My friend Sharon over at sharnymcclarny posted this recipe a while back when she made it for some company that was coming to arrive that day.  Well seeing it is the Christmas season and the scents of allspice, I believe, are strongly related to this time of the year, I just had to give it a try.

The very best part of this recipe is that Sharon saved it from a 1981 Woman's Day magazine!  As you can see by her post, this recipe was tooted as one of the "Easiest Cakes Ever" and it was.

So simple and yet oh so delicious!  The caramel frosting is just perfect with the spices in the cake.  It reminded me of a spice cake my Grandma use to make.  What a treat that it brought back those memories.

Dumping all ingredients in to the pan, mixing them up in the pan and baking it in the same pan ... well, it can't get much easier than that.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Using an 8 or 9 inch square pan mix ....

1 1/4 cups of flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt

Mix these dry ingredients well. Then pour .....

1/3 cup oil
1 tbsp vinegar
1 cup water

over the dry ingredients.  Stir well with a fork, making sure the ingredients are all mixed thoroughly until smooth.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in pan on a rack.  Spread with the caramel frosting below.


1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp milk
3/4 cup plus 3 tbsp confectioner's sugar

In a small saucepan melt butter, add brown sugar.  Stir over low heat for 2 minutes.  Add milk; bring to a boil.  Remove from heat, cool.  Slowly beat in confectioner's sugar until smooth and of spreading consistency.

AMAZING!  I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe.

If you try it, stop over and tell Sharon thanks!  Remember to give your loved ones a hug!


  1. Oh My...... it looks delicious. Another one on my to try list
    Phoebe x

    1. It's yummy! I hope you give it a try Phoebe.

  2. I will be trying it for sure. Would love a piece with my cuppa tea right now :-)

  3. I'm so glad you liked it Debbie. And thanks for linking back to my blog. Have a beautiful day!

    1. You're welcome and thanks for the recipe!!!

  4. Oh yum, yum, yum! Did I mention YUM?! This looks SO good :) I will definitely have to try this recipe....and it sounds so simple which I love.
    Thanks for sharing, my friend.
    Happy Weekend!


    1. Your welcome Stephanie, it is easy and so delicious!

  5. I'm afraid I'm drooling on my keyboard. The cake looks delicious!

  6. New follower from the blog hop! Love your blog & can't wait to get to know you more :) Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Rachel...following you right back! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. looks really, really yummy! Thanks Debbie and Sharon.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  8. Happy New Year. I found you through Aloha Blog Hop. Stop by and say hi when you get a minute. :)

  9. This sounds so yummy!

  10. Thanks so much for coming by and visiting our blog and sharing your awesome project. Come by again and link up some more awesome projects in our Saturday Showcase again next week!

    Have a good week!

  11. Mmm, love spice cake! I would love to have you join me on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!


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