Grandmother Hurley's Mace Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 437.4
  • Total Fat: 17.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 106.0 mg
  • Sodium: 262.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 65.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g

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Introduction

One of my favorite childhood memories is visiting my grandmother. She almost always had mace cake on hand for her grandchildren. Both the aroma and the taste take me back almost 70 years.

When my parents moved to a retirement community I helped them pack. In the back of a kitchen drawer I found a slip of paper my grandmother had given my mother with this recipe on it. I was delighted to find it and touched that it was in my grandmother's handwriting. I'm guessing this recipe is from the 1940's or 1950's.
One of my favorite childhood memories is visiting my grandmother. She almost always had mace cake on hand for her grandchildren. Both the aroma and the taste take me back almost 70 years.

When my parents moved to a retirement community I helped them pack. In the back of a kitchen drawer I found a slip of paper my grandmother had given my mother with this recipe on it. I was delighted to find it and touched that it was in my grandmother's handwriting. I'm guessing this recipe is from the 1940's or 1950's.

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    3 cup sifted all-purpose flour
    2 tsp double-acting baking powder
    ¾ tsp salt
    1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
    2½ cup sugar
    4 large eggs, unbeaten
    2 tsp vanilla
    2 tsp ground mace
    1¼ cup milk

Tips

I've always had to use a loaf pan slightly larger than a standard meatloaf or pound cake pan. Otherwise the heated batter overflows in the oven before it finishes baking.


Directions

Preheat oven to 350℉.

Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and set aside.

Place butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and mace in a large bowl and beat at No. 8 speed for 2½ minutes; scrape bowl while beating.

Turn to No. 1 speed (slowest) and alternate adding flour mixture and milk to batter; beat about 3½ minutes.

Pour batter into a large greased and floured loaf pan.

Bake on lowest rack in oven at 350℉ for about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Cool 10-15 minutes and turn out of pan.

Ice or serve plain.

Serving Size: makes 12-16 slices

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