1938 Golden Spice Cake Recipe

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Jul. 24, 2019

This 1938 Golden Spice Cake Recipe - is a winner. It creates a nice moist snack cake for just about any occasion. Feel free to tweak the spices to suit your palate.


Sifted cake flour 2 1/4 Cup (36 tbs)
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Ground cloves 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground nutmeg 1/4 Teaspoon
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , softened
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Egg 1
Molasses 1 Tablespoon
Cultured buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1. Preheat oven to 350ºF


2. Mix together the dry ingredients: flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda and salt.

3. Cream the butter and sugar.

4. Beat in the egg, and then the molasses.

5. Add some of the flour, then some of the milk; alternating between.

6. Scrape into a greased 8x8” cake pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.


7. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4