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Spicy Cake Pan Cake

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic


Spicy Cake Pan Cake Recipe

This is a variation of King Arthur's Original Cake-Pan Cake recipe. Tomato juice sounds a bit far out, but actually makes one of the best variations we've tried. It gives the cake depth and accentuates its spiciness. Not only that, this moist, richly flavored cake is vegan, for your friends choosing that cuisine.

At a glance

9 servings
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 1 3/4 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 cup grated carrots, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped apples, or nuts


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Traditional method: Measure all the dry ingredients into an 8" or 9" round cake pan, or 8" square pan; if you use an 8" round pan, make sure it's at least 2" deep. Blend the ingredients together thoroughly with a fork or whisk and scoop out two holes, or indentations.
  3. Pour the vanilla into the first hole and the vegetable oil into the second. Take the tomato juice and pour it directly over everything in the pan. Stir everything together with your fork until they are well blended. Stir in the fruit/nuts of your choice.
  4. Modern method: Whisk all of the ingredients together thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Lightly grease an 8" or 9" round cake pan, or 8" square cake pan. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake the cake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove it from the oven, and serve right from the pan.
  6. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 slice, 92g
  • Servings Per Batch 9 servings
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 287
  • Calories from Fat 100
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 314mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 27g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.