Grenadian Spice Cake

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Feb. 22, 2007

This recipe hails from Grenada-and would be a grand finishing touch to your favorite Caribbean or spicy meal. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve with fresh fruits of the season.


Sifted all purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/8 Teaspoon
White sugar 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chilled cut into tablespoon
Grated lime zest 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground allspice 1/4 Teaspoon
Eggs 3
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the lime zest, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, stirring after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 75 to 90 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Bit Difficult
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 514Calories from Fat 239

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 91 mg3.79%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 38 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet