mixed spice cake

mixed spice cake

prep time: 25 minutes
cook time: 40 minutes
ready in: 1 hour 5 minutes
makes 12 servings, 3.5 oz. each


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 ¼ cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon poppy seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 ¼ cups fat-free buttermilk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar (optional)

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9" x 13" pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl, soak raisins in orange juice for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, poppy seed, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and cayenne. Stir in raisin mixture, buttermilk, egg whites, applesauce, and vanilla.
  3. Pour batter into pan. Bake 35–40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  4. Cool cake completely, then dust with powdered sugar.

Per Serving: 150 calories, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 12g sugars, 5g protein