My kids and I wanted to make a special dessert for our friends who were coming for dinner. I instantly thought of the cake my mother-in-law, Coleen, recently made for us. It was moist and delicious as well as sweet, spicy, and a bit crunchy. The flavors combined beautifully together and the cream cheese frosting topped it perfectly. It is one of the easiest cakes I have ever made and my kids and I had so much fun baking together. I tweaked it a bit by using some brown sugar (instead of all white) and a bit of vanilla. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, Coleen!
Coleen’s Spice Cake:
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 20 oz can of crushed pineapple, plus juice
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
How to Make Coleen’s Spice Cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
Combine all ingredients, including pineapple juice, and mix thoroughly. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 cube of butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
Combine all ingredients together and beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Ice the cake when completely cooled.
Garnish the top with a sprinkle of nutmeg for a bit more spice. Enjoy.