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Mamas Spice Cake

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4 , separated
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pecans 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chopped
  Cream cheese 1 , softened
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Confectioner' s sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs) (confectioners)
Directions

In a saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; heat slowly, stirring until butter melts.
Remove from the heat; cool.
In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks lightly; gradually stir in spice mixture.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and pecans; stir into spice mixture.
Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into the batter.
Pour into two greased and floured 9-in.round cake pans.
Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool in pans 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack; cool completely.
For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl until smooth.
Add vanilla and salt.
Beat in sugar until smooth and fluffy.
Frost cake.
Garnish with pecans if desired.
Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Everyday

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