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Holiday Spice Cake
You'll love the gentle combination of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. This cake is as delicious unfrosted as frosted -- your choice!
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Serves: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated or ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon grated Orange zest

Heat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 2 (8-inch) cake pans. Tap out any excess flour. Line the cake pans with rounds of wax paper cut to fit into the bottom of the pans. Butter and flour the paper and tap out any excess flour.
Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the milk and molasses and mix well.
In another large bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and orange zest, if desired. Add the dry ingredients to the batter, one third at a time. Mix with the electric mixer after each addition until the batter is well mixed.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pans and smooth the surface of the batter.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool the cake pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove the cake from the pans, peel off the wax paper, and let cool completely on the wire racks.
Alternate Preparation: You can bake the cake as a single 8 or 9-inch square cake. Increase the baking time to 40 to 45 minutes and serve as a snack cake.
Serving Suggestion:  Serve the cake unfrosted or frosted. This cake is delicious with ice cream, warm applesauce or maple syrup.

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