Cake

Vermont Spice Cake

CARNATION® MILKS
Vermont Spice Cake
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Level
Intermediate
Recipe Info - Serving Size
Servings
12 servings
Recipe Info - Prep Time
Prep 
22 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
Cook 
35 min
Winter in Vermont means snowbound days good for baking. But you don't have to live in Vermont to enjoy this spicy, maple-flavored cake crowned with an icy cream cheese frosting sprinkled with chopped nuts.

INGREDIENTS

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar and 3/4 cup butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs; beat for 2 minutes. Beat in pumpkin, evaporated milk, water and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared cake pans.

Step 3

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 15 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Step 4

Beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup butter and powdered sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Add maple flavoring; mix well.

Step 5

Cut each cake in half horizontally with long, serrated knife. Frost between layers and on top of cake, leaving sides unfrosted. Garnish with nuts, if desired.

NOTE:

To make a 2-layer cake, frost between layers, over top and on sides of cake.

NOTE:

* 3 teaspoons maple flavoring are suggested for a stronger maple flavor.

INGREDIENTS

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