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Easy Spice Cake

Ingredients 

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions 

FOR THE CAKE:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease a 9×13 baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugars.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, soda and spices.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the cake alternately with the buttermilk, mixing between each addition.
  • Fold in the walnuts.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top springs back when you touch it.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely.

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • Beat the cold cream until slightly thickened. Add in the sugar, vanilla and spices. Continue to beat until thickened.
  • Spread the whipped topping on the cooled cake.
  • Store in the refrigerator until serving.

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