Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Evamyth's Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Spice Cake

Evamyth says: "I found this recipe in the newspaper twenty years ago. I was impressed by the author's stories about life in the homefront during WWII so I decided to try this recipe. It was very good even without the allspice."

Mamanags says: "I only found Evamyth's recipe at http://www.recipezaar.com/ yesterday and alas, not twenty years ago. Boy, this is one recipe that consistently got great reviews. Haven't tried it myself but just put it here if anybody wants to have a go at it. The name is a mouthful though, can be a tongue twister. If you like, top the cake with Easy Cream Cheese Frosting.


1 1/4 cups flour
3 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup water (approximately)

1. Stir together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, spices and salt.
2. Cream sugar, oil, lemon juice and vanilla.
3. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, a little at a time, alternating with up to 1 cup of water.
4. Mix briskly with fork until thoroughly blended.
5. Pour into lightly greased and floured 8 or 9 inch square pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake tests done.
6. Let cool in pan.

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