Spice Cake with Maple Buttercream Frosting


2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk
3 eggs

Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp maple flavoured extract
4 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp milk


  1. To make frosting: Cream butter and shortening together. Add maple flavouring. Gradually add icing sugar. Add milk slowly and continue beating until light and airy. Add more milk if necessary.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans or one oblong pan.
  3. In a large bowl, sift flour, white sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt together. Add brown sugar, 2/3 cup shortening, and buttermilk. Beat 2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 to 35 minutes in cake pans, or oblong pan for 45 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
  6. Decorate with buttercream frosting.

Makes 1 cake.

Source: Manitoba Egg Farmers