AMISH SOUR CREAM SPICE CAKE
AMISH SOUR CREAM SPICE CAKE: In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening with sugars. Add sour cream and mix well. Add flour, baking soda, egg yolks, and allspice. Stir in vanilla and then fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake in loaf or layer pans in 350 degree oven.This is a delicious recipe from the Amish Cook archives. This is a popular recipe in Amish homes because it is easy, uses just basic ingredients, but still delivers a cake packed with flavor. One of our recipe testers described it as " something between gingerbread and spice cookies - but is not quite as strong as the scent suggests." So it addition to tasting great, it'll fill your kitchen with a flavorful scent.
Most Amish cooks would use a delicious homemade sour cream which would add a level of freshness that you probably couldn't quite get with store-bought, but go ahead and use it if that is all you have access to. While the cake is flavorful without frosting, I - of course:) - would probably add frosting. Could be a delicious breakfast as well as a dessert. So, enjoy!
You can apply a nice, basic frosting to it if you wish. Here is the recipe and some photos from my tester (yes, you can use electric mixer for this!). You can use a loaf pan or a layer cake pan.
- 1 /2 cup shortening
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 3 /4 cup flour
- 1 /2 teaspoon salt
- In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening with sugars.
- Add sour cream and mix well.
- Add flour, baking soda, egg yolks, and allspice.
- Stir in vanilla and then fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
- Bake in loaf or layer pans in 350 degree oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean