This was my grandma's recipe w/the best frosting. In the fall of the year I don't know why but I always think of spice, pumpkin and apple desserts. Here's one of my favorite's. Please try I know you will like it. Better than box I think. But, than anything from scratch is the best don't you think?
3 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. of each cloves, cinnamon and allspice
..Sift together all above.
2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup butter ( if shortening is used, add 1 tsp. salt)
Add to creamed mixture:
1 1/2 cups sour milk
2 well beaten eggs
Mix well and add dry ingredients and 1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup nuts(raisins or candied fruit may be used)
Pour into large cake pan, greased. Bake at 350 degrees
for 35-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Frost when cool with Sour Cream Frosting..
Sour Cream Frosting;
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
dash of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Boil cream and sugar to soft-ball stage; cool.
Beat until creamy, add salt, vanilla, nuts(and
coconut, if desired.)
Spread on cake.