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Spice Cake

This is the first time I’ve seen anything about freezing cake batter.  I assumed that the cake would be flat and heavy.  But I’ve frozen cookie dough before, so why not?  After researching, I found that you can freeze batter either in a ziploc bag or individual cupcakes.  If you opt for the ziploc bag, you need to thaw it then pipe it into the baking pan.  If you use individual cupcakes, you can put them in the cupcake pan and directly in the oven during pre-heat, then add a bit more baking time.  Why would you freeze batter rather than a baked cake?  I guess it depends on the situation you find yourself in…, “What am I going to do with all this batter?”, or “I shouldn’t really have that much cake around or I’ll eat it all!”  Freezing in the baking pan, as this recipe says, might end up being a little messy and prone to spilling in your freezer. Since there is sugar in the batter, it might take a day or so to freeze solid.

I’ve never seen a recipe saying to bake at 365 degrees, so I’m going to assume that is simply a typo.  Also, the recipe probably continued at the top of the next column, but Mom either didn’t notice or didn’t think those extra words were worth clipping.

Spice Cake

1/2 cup fat
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream the fat and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time and heat well.  Alternately add the milk and sifted dry ingredients.  Mix well after each addition.  Bake in a loaf pan thirty-five to forty minutes at 365 degrees.  Cool, frost, wrap and freeze.

If you want to have a freshly baked cake, the batter may be placed in the baking pan, the pan put in a plastic bag or wrapped in aluminum foil, and the batter frozen.  Then, when you are ready to bake, that the batter before baking.  However, it saves time to freeze the baked cake which may be iced before freezing.  Butter frosting made with powder sugar are espe-………..



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