My Clove Cake Jazzes Up Ordinary Spice Cake

A Piece of My Clove Cake
This spice cake recipe makes a wonderful sheet cake!


I will not deny it, but I do love my sweets, especially a great spice cake like my Clove Cake recipe.  Today, I want a share a really good sort of spice cake recipe that just has cloves and vanilla instead of the usual cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger that you might find in typical spice cakes.  This sole spice along with vanilla gives this cake a  beige-brown color as well as a unique flavor not quite like spice cake, but definitely one that you’ll want to make over and over again once you give it a taste.

Topped with your favorite vanilla butter cream frosting, this is a moist cake that also keeps quite well.

Give it a try when you get a chance because I think you’ll love it once you taste it.

If you enjoy spice cakes, then I hope that you’ll be tempted to try a few of my other treasured recipes such as my Spanish Bar Cake, and my Molasses Cake.



My Clove Cake

1 cup of butter, softened
2 cups of sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups of sifted flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder, leveled
½ teaspoon of salt
1 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of ground cloves

Cream the butter with the sugar until thoroughly mixed.

Add the eggs to the creamed sugar mixture and beat with your electric mixer, one at a time until incorporated.

Next, sift the dry ingredients together and alternate with the milk and vanilla until finishing with the milk and all ingredients are added.

Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan and bake in a 350-degree oven for about  40-45 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated.  Test with a toothpick, cake tester or slender knife to see if anything sticks.

Cool thoroughly before frosting with your favorite butter cream frosting.



1 Comment

  1. baby cake
    July 30, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Such an unusual cake recipe that I can't wait to try. It seems like an awesome way to use up that container of cloves in the cabinet before it expires. I am totally going to try this during the coming week.

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