Nutmeg Feather Cake

Nutmeg Feather Cake

This is a classic spice cake that would also work well with strawberries and whipped cream as a topping.
Plan Ahead Note: the butter must be softened to room temperature.
Course Dessert


  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Cream butter and shortening together; gradually add sugar, creaming until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and mix well.
  • Add beaten eggs and continue to mix until light.
  • In a small bowl, sift flour, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add to butter mixture, alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition and ending with flour.
  • Pour into a greased 13" x 9" x 2" pan. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean and the top of the cake is golden brown. Serve cake warm.


Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.