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Walnut Spice Cake

Spice Islands®

Walnut Spice Cake


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

12 servings



3/4 cup butter

1-3/4 cups brown sugar

3 egg yolks

3/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Cloves

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Ginger

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder

2-1/2 cups cake flour (no substitutions)

3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped

3 egg whites

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cream of Tartar


1-1/4 cups butter

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Allspice

5 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped


For Cake:
Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Cream butter and brown sugar using an electric mixer. Add egg yolks, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and salt; beat well. Combine baking soda, baking powder and flour in separate bowl; add to mixture alternately with milk. Mix in walnuts.

In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar. Beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into cake batter.

Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove cake from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

Cream butter and allspice with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, milk and maple flavor, beating until spreading consistency is achieved.

Frost between each layer, then frost the sides and top of cake. Garnish with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts.

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