Spice Cake Recipe

My grandmother made a blackberry spice cake with a caramel cooked icing, lost my recipe, anyone out there who could help me?

From The Hillbilly Housewife 

I don’t have a recipe for the exact cake you’re looking for. I do however have a great plain recipe for a spice cake that might work well as a base. Fold in blackberries at the end and top with the icing once it’s baked.


Simple Spice Cake
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. Get out a large bowl and pour in all dry ingredients (except the brown sugar). Whisk them together well.
  3. Mix the milk, eggs and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
  4. Cut the butter into small chunks and add them to the flour mixture. Use a fork or your electric mixer to incorporate it into the flour mixture.
  5. Add a little of the milk mixture at a time and beat until smooth. Add the sugar and stir just until it is combined. Pour batter into cake pan.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.


Another good starting point would be this gingerbread cake.

Reaching out to all HBHW readers. Do you have a recipe that’s has blackberries and/or caramel cooked icing? Please share in the comments below.

Delicious recipe for homemade spice cake. Great on it's own or frosted.

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