Cinnamon Spice Cake

    1 hour 50 minutes

    This spice cake would be a great end to a spicy meal. Dust with icing sugar and serve with fresh fruits of the season, or ice cream if you prefer.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) sifted plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 250g unsalted butter - chilled, cut into tablespoon-size pieces
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a loaf tin. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the lime zest, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, stirring after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
    3. Bake for 75 to 90 minutes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.

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    Yummy! I made this cake with a little bit of changes. Used evaporated milk instead of milk,also added a teaspoon of honey, some raisins and almond. Changing milk to evaporated milk made the cake a bit richer and moist, if you like your cake a bit dense. I tried using regular milk and the cake turn out like any normal cake.Easy,no hassle and delicious! A keeper indeed.  -  25 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    When a friend returned from a Grenada vacation and gave me a little souvenir basket of nutmeg, mace and other spices, I looked on the Web for a Genadian recipe to make to thank her. I found this Genadian Spice Cake. (None of my several Caribbean cuisine cookbooks had anything like it.) It was fabulous! Gloriously fragrant and moist. A total delight on the first try. It will surely become one of our family's stable sweet desserts/snacks.  -  25 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This spice cake is easy to make and the flavor is so wonderful; i would recommend this recipes for any function, gathering, just anything !!  -  22 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)