Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Greek Spice Cake

Here's an easy to prepare bundt cake that will be a great centerpiece for the holidays. This cake also make a nice homemade gift.

Greek Spice Cake


1 tablespoon shortening
2 tablespoons plus 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
1 tablespoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar


Grease 10-in. fluted pan with shortening; lightly coat with 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the sugars, oil, buttermilk, eggs and extracts until well blended. Combine the remaining flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda; gradually beat into the sugar mixture until blended. Stir in pecans.
Transfer to prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe and picture are the property of Taste of Home and can be viewed on their website at: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Greek-Spice-Cake

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