Spice Cake with Caramel Icing

  • petservant50 Posted: 12/31/08
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This cake was terrible. I could taste the parsnips, which have a very nasty flavor. I made it in a bundt pan, baked it until a toothpick came out clean, however it managed to be both tough and dense. Took it to a potluck and wanted to put it in the garbage after I tasted it.

  • CyanEclipse Posted: 01/26/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This is a pretty good cake. It's wicked dense and I wonder if that might be helped by using cake flour or sifting the regular flour. The cake is mildly spicy and I didn't think I tasted the parsnips at all. I struggle with icing, so I used a commercial buttercream frosting. I think the icing recipe that goes with the cake would be better. Overall, it was a good way to use up the boat load of parsnips furnished by my CSA farm share.

  • EsterGold Posted: 12/13/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This cake tastes good but the texture is literally too spongey. The batter was too thick and gooey so I added more milk to it. Next time, I will add an egg. The cake needs to be 'fluffier', lighter. I served it with pomegranate seeds. It's a nice autumn coffee cake.

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