Buttermilk Spice Cake

Mary and Brenda Maher

By Brenda & Mary

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Buttermilk Spice Cake

This moist spicy buttermilk cake is perfect for fall and winter and tastes amazing with our Classic Cream Cheese Icing.

This recipe makes 3 – 8″ cake layers or 2 – 9″ cake layers.

Buttermilk Spice Cake Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Buttermilk Spice Cake Recipe

  1. 3, 8″ cake pans.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Switch the mixer to low and add one egg at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
  4. On low speed, add 1/4 of the flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add 1/3 of the buttermilk, once again mixing thoroughly and scraping down the bowl. Repeat with the wet and dry ingredients, ending with the flour mixture.
  5. Divide the batter evenly into pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pans.Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate to firm up before icing.

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