Mrs. Morrison's Mace Cake

“According to John Shields, Mrs. Morrison was the housekeeper at an Episcopal Church in Baltimore for many years and made this cake a staple at generations of church events. If you want to sweeten/fancy it up, add whipped cream or ice cream and strawberries. I think it's quite nice just as it is.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter and flour a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  3. Combine the milk and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Beat together the eggs and 2 cups of sugar.
  6. Sift together the flour, baking powder and one tablespoon of mace.
  7. Mix the dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
  8. Add the milk and butter mixture while still hot to the flour/egg mixture and mix very well, beating until all ingredients are incorporated and mixture is fluffy.
  9. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  10. Mix remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon mace together and sprinkle mixture evenly over top of batter.
  11. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  12. Cool on a wire rack.
  13. Serve warm.
  14. Note: The cake may also be baked in a 10 inch tube pan at 325° F for one hour.

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