Spicy Layer Cake Recipe

Spicy Layer Cake Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 23 cm/9 in cake

100 g/4 oz/ cup butter or margarine, softened

100 g/4 oz/ cup granulated sugar

100 g/4 oz/ cup soft brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

175 g/6 oz/1 cups plain (all-purpose) flour

5 ml/1 teaspoon baking powder

5 ml/1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2.5 ml/ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

2.5 ml/ teaspoon ground mixed (apple-pie) spice

A pinch of salt

200 ml/7 fl oz/scant 1 cup canned evaporated milk

Lemon Butter Icing


Cream together the butter or margarine and sugars until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then fold in the dry ingredients and the evaporated milk and blend to a smooth mixture. Spoon into two greased and lined 23 cm/9 in cake tines (pans) and bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 30 minutes until springy to the touch. Leave to cool, then sandwich together with lemon butter icing.

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