Description: An old-fashioned rich cake with a surprisingly spicy, refreshing taste.
Submitted by: Jemima on 2003-02-25 05:25:12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1 Tablespoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 Tablespoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
InstructionsCream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs. Beat in the dry ingredients.
Pour into a greased and parchment-lined 7" round cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes then invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm with powdered sugar sprinkled over it, or serve at room temperature.
Very good! The carraway seed add a good taste to this cake. I tryed cooking them in a muffin tin and they did very well. I’m thinking of using this as a base fore “the Perfect Confection” , a project a friend and I are working on
I love this recipe! I have used it for a few years now.
This is the classic English seed-cake recipe as would have been enjoyed by the Tolkien children, and which English children, including me, expected their grandmothers to make. The caraway seeds are the key.
Thankyou!*kisses forehead* I’ve been looking for a seed cake recipe for ages and this looks great!
[…] It would be tricky to have a Hobbit party without Bilbo’s favorite snack! Seed Cakes. Here is the recipe we used.Â […]
[…] more adventurous, you can also try any number of Hobbit recipes available onlineâ€”my favorite is Belledonna Tookâ€™s Seed Cake. Itâ€™s got the right balance of spice and sweetness, sure to please Hobbits anywhere. For a little […]