Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Buttermilk Spice Cake

What with autumn being upon us, I find myself wanting to make all sorts of recipes with warm, spicy flavors. And what better to fit the bill than a nice spice cake. I found this recipe on the blog, The Hungry Mouse, and couldn't wait to try it out. It's absolutely full of all the best spices in the world, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and a heaping amount of ginger. Together, they give this cake a delicious flavor that will keep you warm on those chilly fall evenings. I ate mine plain, but you can also top this with a cream cheese frosting like The Hungry Mouse did. Either way, it's a plateful of goodness.

Buttermilk Spice Cake (The Hungry Mouse)

2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
2 Tbsp. ground ginger
3/4 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 c. buttermilk
2 eggs

Combine the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Cream the butter and sugars. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour. Pour into a greased and floured 8x8 pan or three mini loaf pans. Bake at 350F for 50-55 min. (8x8 pan) or 45-50 min. (mini pans) until a toothpick comes out clean. Frost with cream cheese frosting if desired, or just enjoy plain.


  1. Mmmm yum! Your blog always makes me hungry! ;)

  2. OR- top with a maple glaze made with maple flavoring, milk, and confectioners sugar.That's my go-to glaze for ALL my Autumn Cakes!! I've put in on pound-cakes, spice cakes, apple cakes, black walnut cakes. Always a winner!!! Guess what my cake list for THIS Autumn is going to start with?

  3. Mmmm spice cake.....nothing welcomes fall better.

  4. I bet the buttermilk makes the recipe perfect. Looks absolutely delicious.

  5. this spiced buttermilk looks like a perfect moist but spiced cake... definitely taste less sinful? :)

  6. Two of my favorite ingredients when baking!

  7. Oh this looks so delicious! I wanted a slice right off your blog..although I would of probably ate the whole thing! YUM!!

  8. I'm so happy to be cooking with cinnamon, ginger and cloves again! What a beautiful, moist, flavorful bread~

  9. Yum! This sounds great! I love all of the flavors in this cake:)

  10. I have my cup of tea ready- I wish I had some of your cake to go with it! I love these warm spicy cakes, especially in the fall. :)

  11. Lisa, I was assigned your blog and this is the recipe I chose for this month's Secret Recipe Club post! It turned out great, we loved it. Most definitely going to make it again! You can see my post about it here: