Posted by AnonymousThis recipe hails from Grenada-and would be a grand finishing touch to your favorite Caribbean or spicy meal. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve with fresh fruits of the season.
Grenadian Spice Cake
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 cup unsalted butter - chilled, cut into tablespoon-size pieces 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 3 eggs 1/2 cup milk
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
2 In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the lime zest, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, stirring after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
3 Bake for 75 to 90 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.