Brown Sugar Frosting
|Granulated sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Corn syrup/1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Cold water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Chopped pitted dates||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Broken california walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Place first 6 ingredients in top of double boiler.
Beat 1 minute with electric mixer or rotary beater.
Place over boiling water; beat-constantly till mixture forms peaks, about 7 minutes (don't overcook).
Remove from boiling water.
Add vanilla; beat till of spreading consistency, about 2 minutes.
Add dates and nuts to about 1 cup of frosting; fill between layers of cooled Spice Layer Cake.
Swirl remaining frosting on cake.
Press broken walnuts on sides, if desired.