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Spice Cake with Not Cream Cheese Frosting

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup warm water Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting:
5 tablespoons margarine, softened
8 ounces vegan cream cheese (I use Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8" square pan with parchment or Release foil or grease. Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make 2 wells, add vanilla and oil to one and vinegar to another.
2. Pour the warm water over all, stir only until combined. Do not use an electric mixer, just beat with a spoon.
3. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until done. Let cool completely. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat together margarine and vegan cream cheese. Beat in vanilla. Stir in sugar. Beat until fluffy. Spread over cake.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes prep, 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I use this frosting recipe for the 'World's Best Carrot Cake'.

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I've made this once before with whole wheat pastry flour and it was good, esp for something to have with morning coffee
Will be trying it again with a lower-carb flour soon

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Wonderful! I replaced 3 tablespoons of the oil with apple butter, doubled the vanilla, replaced the allspice with nutmeg and added about a 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I decided not to frost it and use whipped topping instead, mainly to cut the calories some. I like it, next  time i will try adding apples or some orange juice and zest.

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Yummy! We are enjoying this cake right now. I made it without the frosting, but it came out sweet and tasty anyway. I didn't have brown sugar so I just used turbinado sugar. Worked great, though I'd like to try it with brown sugar just to see if there's a difference. I also added some golden raisins - only about 1/4 cup. OH and I subbed apple sauce in place of 3 TBS of oil.
Overall it was easy to make and came out really good.

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Great frosting =D perfect  :)

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This was really yummy. I think it needs to be adjusted if you are at a high altitude, it was a little too moist, but the flavor was awesome!

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So delicious!!! I doubled the recipe and put it in a bundt pan. I just glazed it with a simple vanilla glaze and it was so good. I did up the spice combo a bit, more cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, less ginger. Great end to Thanksgiving dinner!!

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Made this today for the kids. Used most of the listed ingredients, subbed nutmeg( 1 teaspoon) for the allspice, didn't use the cloves at all, substituted applesauce for the oil except 1 tablespoon. These came out very tasty, spongy, maybe because of the applesauce. I skipped the butter in the icing and only used vanilla, crm chz, and powdered sugar. We really liked these. Thank you for the tasty recipe.

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Well i made the cake for this past Eid (celebration of the end of Ramadan for us muslims)  and it turned out so good!  I frosted it with chocolate frosting because I like the combo of the spice and chocolate :) Also I am planning on making this in cupcake form for my friend's birthday.  I am interested in adding raisins, but am afraid some picky eaters will not be fond of the texture.  I will probably go with vanilla or maple frosting...vegan cream cheese is not really a main staple in my house.

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This cake came out so light and fluffy, I was really impressed!
At the end of the 30 minutes baking time I skewered it and it was still super gooey, so I gave it five more minutes and it was perfect.
I didn't make the icing, I'm not really a fan of icing, and besides I don't think vegan cream cheese exists in New Zealand.
Omni husband came home from work raving about the cake, and I even got my mum to try a piece and like it, though possibly only because I didn't tell her it was vegan hehehe 
Definitely going to make this again, maybe as cupcakes as others have :)

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