Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Seriously Good Spice Cake

I got this recipe from Tammy's Recipes.

There are a lot of great recipes on this site all made from scratch. I have to modify some ingredients, but overall I thoroughly love browsing through a lot of her recipes.

If you are ever in a "what in tarnation do I fix for dinner??" rut, check her out. The website is filled with lots of wonderful menu ideas.

There is even a recipe on how to make your own "Cream of Chicken Soup" so you don't have to buy the canned stuff. I've tried it in various casseroles when I can slip a casserole by Farmer J and the soup has turned out wonderfully.

Here is the recipe for the yummy spice cake. I honestly don't like molasses too much. But, it tastes good in this cake. I substituted the flour for 100% whole wheat flour and it was still really moist and yummy!

Oatmeal Spice Cake

1 1/2 cups flour (I used 100% whole wheat)
1 cup quick oats
1 cup brown sugar (I used organic)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, softened or melted
1 cup water
2 eggs
2 tablespoons molasses

Coconut Topping Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar (I used organic)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 tablespoons light cream or whole milk (I used raw milk)


1. Measure all cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Blend 1/2 minute on low speed, and then for 3 minutes on high.

2. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool cake slightly.

3. To make coconut topping, melt butter in sauce pan. Add brown sugar and stir over medium heat until sugar is mostly dissolved. Add coconut, pecans, and cream. Spread topping over cake and broil cake for 2-3 minutes, until topping is bubbly and browned.


Ryan and Cate Shipley said...

oh my goodness isn't this cake AMAZING??
I discovered this recipe a few months ago and made it like 5 times in 2 amazing...especially with homemade whipping cream on top!

Gail said...

Oh my gosh this looks amazing! I'm loving baking and cooking lately so I'll have to try this one out!

mandi said...

yumm-ee! that looks really good!

there's a recipe for cream of something? i usually just stir some flour, oil and milk up in a pan and use whatever comes out!

Anonymous said...

this comment is in regards to your lip balm/sugar scrub recipes... How many containers does each recipe make? I'm looking forward to trying it soon!

Cottage Dreamers said...

Oh, that looks sooo good! I love baking from scratch!

Kirby said...

YES! Cate made this exact recipe for us when we were there in November....Asher loved it so much that he requested it for his birthday cake! I love Tammy's recipes! And, like Cate said, it is EVEN BETTER with the homemade whipped cream!!

Sincerely, Emily said...

I came over from your comment on Rhonda Jean's blog. Your signature said TX so I had to find out where Bernham are about 2 hours 45 minutes from me. I am in Bulverde, that's about 21 miles west of New Braunfels.

Your comments about the meat you raised had me searching you out. I am trying to find local healthy meat to buy. With that being said, do you have a drop off location or a market you sell at closer to me?

I look forward to reading your past postings. It was fun to find you.

That spice cake looks wonderful. VERY tempting.

Emily in Bulverde