In the fall, my husband loves a good cake so the other night, I made him a Old Fashioned Spice Bundt Cake. It's easy to make, especially with my new bundt cake pan from World Market. It didn't stick at all and gave the top of the cake a beautiful shine.
Normally you put a glaze or frosting on a bundt cake, but my husband doesn't eat frosting so I left it plain. If you do want a glaze, a nice orange glaze would be great on this one.
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
4 cups cake flour, not self-rising, plus more for pan
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
Pinch of ground cloves
1 1/2 cups dark-brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour an 8-by-8-by-2-inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, salt, nutmeg, mace, and cloves three times.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time, beating to combine after each addition. Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake until cake is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Invert cake onto a plate, remove pan, and invert cake again onto the rack, so it's top side up.