Spicy Layer Cake

By on December 26, 2011

 Spicy Layer Cake

Ingredients: Makes one 23 cm/9 in cake
100 g/4 oz/½ cup butter or margarine, softened

100 g/4 oz/½ cup granulated sugar

100 g/4 oz/½ cup soft brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

175 g/6 oz/1½ cups plain (all-purpose) flour

5 ml/1 teaspoon baking powder

5 ml/1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2.5 ml/½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

2.5 ml/½ teaspoon ground mixed (apple-pie) spice

A pinch of salt

200 ml/7 fl oz/scant 1 cup canned evaporated milk

Method:

Cream together the butter or margarine and sugars until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then fold in the dry ingredients and the evaporated milk and blend to a smooth mixture. Spoon into two greased and lined 23 cm/9 in cake tines (pans) and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 for 30 minutes until springy to the touch. Leave to cool, then sandwich together with lemon butter icing.