Sunday, 19 January 2014

Amish Recipe - Sour Cream Spice Cake - (no butter) - really really easy and quick!

This cake is really light textured, 
and VERY easy and quick to make.  
The fat content is made up by using full-fat sour cream (or Creme Fraiche)
(I have updated this recipe.)

        Oven: 180/90 deg.C : 350F

        Ingredients:
  • 1 /2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3 /4 cup flour
  • 1 /2 teaspoon salt
      Instructions:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening with sugars.
  2. Add sour cream and mix well.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, egg yolks, and allspice.
  4. Stir in vanilla and then fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  5. Bake in loaf or layer pans in 350 degree oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oooh sounds yummy

Anonymous said...

How much baking powder? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This looks great. One question...when you break the eggs into a cup...is it an actual one cup dry measuring cup? And then you fill up the rest of that one cup measure with the sour cream? Can you please clarify, thanks.

Shirl R said...

Re; Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon is fine when using plain flour. Please let me know how the cake turns out :)

Shirl R said...

It is a 1 dry cup measure. Break the whole eggs into it, then fill up with sour cream - to the top. (Large eggs are good - but medium size is fine.)
It's a really nice cake, and keeps very well in an airtight tin. Enjoy it.

Shirl R said...

PS: I've corrected the typo! and hope the instructions are now a bit clearer.