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Do you remember this Spice Cake?

Old 12-23-2012, 07:30 PM
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Have you ever tried peanutbutter frosting on a spice cake? Wonderful!!!!!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:10 PM
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Oooohhhh...I remember those spice cake bars...yummy! AND I grew up drinking Isaly's milk and I loved the treat of getting a skyscraper ice cream cone! When I was 9 I would walk to a store to spend my allowance on one. I grew up in the suburbs of Youngstown, OH.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:11 PM
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Any of you have a recipe for a corn casserole .It was made with kernel corn eggs bread milk butter and no cream style corn.I googled but nothing came close.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by quiltingcurious View Post
Yes, McKeesport, PA, 30 miles from Pittsburgh, our Isaly's was in White Oak across the Blvd from McKeesport.
I lived in CA for 10 years, San Diego, then El Cajon, CA. I've been to Ocean City.
I remember the Isaly's in Oakland..I think the Blvd of the Allies or Craft Ave. not too far from the PGH Playhouse. I was young and my grandfather took me there for the sherbert skyscraper. Such memories...and sad day when they closed. I moved from PA in 1979...but still have memories of the local favorites that can't be found anywhere else...tried to explain 'Jumbo' to my husband...He didn't get it.
And the spice cake...I forgot all about that!
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:21 PM
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Yes, we had two Isaly's, one in White Oak and one downtown McKeesport. I'm sure your husband thought 'Jumbo' was elephant meat! How about a gumband? I agree those childhood memories sure make you wistful, don't know why Isaly's went out of business, they had the best ice cream, sherbert and chipped ham.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:47 PM
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OK here is my review...I tried the A&P Spanish Bar Recipe someone listed...and it was good, but not exactly as I remember it. It seemed too cakey...I remember it being more moist. But it looked like it and was certainly good. Here is a picture of mine.

Also....I would suggest cutting the recipe in half since this made a 2 tier 9x13 cake....enough to feed a big group!
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:10 PM
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I remember sitting in the A&P grocery cart holding this cake to make sure it didn't get squished - GREAT memory!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:25 PM
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I posted the recipe to a previous discussion
The distinct flavor and color comes from the addition of two level T of cocoa
iAds a buttercream frosting with marshmallow fluff
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:53 AM
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Yes, I remember the Spice Cake.

I think Hostess used to sell the individual servings for lunches etc.
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Old 01-10-2023, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Treasureit View Post
When I was little (in PA/Ohio 1950/60's) we used to get a spice cake (not sure it was called that) from the grocery store that was a dense spice cake with cream cheese icing on it? The shape was about 3x8" on cardboard...probably came form the bakery section. Does anyone remember this?

I would like to find a recipe that is like that...so if you know what a I want and have a recipe...can you share it please?
I have been dreaming of that cake for years, and was just trying to find a recipe for it!!
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