Winters End Seed Cake

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  • 1 C butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 T caraway seeds
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 C brandy
  • 4 t 10X sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°.
  2. Line a 9 x 12 pan with parchment, OR grease well.
  3. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl with each egg.
  5. In a second bowl, blend dry ingredients.
  6. Add half of the dry ingredients to the first bowl, stirring well.
  7. Add the brandy and combine.
  8. Add the remaining dry ingredients, blending just until mixed well.
  9. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. When cool, sift the 10X sugar over the top.


This is a traditional spicy pound cake that is served without icing.  Although caraway seeds are traditional, fennel, sesame, pumpkin, poppy, coriander, sunflower, or others can be added or substituted.


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