I have to admit I do like spice cake. It’s just different from the standard chocolate and white cake, but it can be “spiced up” or left as just cake with cream cheese icing. This recipe calls for dates or raisins, but you could leave them out, substitute nuts, whatever you like. These are made up as cup cakes. A vanilla or cream cheese frosting would be divine.
Quick’n Easy Spice Cakes
1/2 c shortening, 2 c flour, 3 teas B.P., 1 1/3 c B. sugar, 1/2 teas cinnamon, 1/4 teas nutmeg, 1/2 c milk, 2 eggs, 1 c chopped dates or raisins.
Mix shortening sugar & eggs together & beat thoroughly. Sift flour, measure & sift again with B. P. & spices & add alternately with the milk. Add dates or raisins. Put half walnut on each cake before baking. Pour into well greased muffin pan & bake 25 minutes in a moderate oven, 350 degrees.