Apart from birthdays, we use cakes to celebrate weddings, anniversaries or any event which calls for jubilation. There are countless types of cakes which are made in different regions according to their respective cultures and traditions. If you want to be a little different and creative, you can opt for a southern gentleman cake, which is not that popular or known.
The preparation of this cake requires extreme care because even the slightest of mistakes can spoil the whole recipe. Before you start making the southern gentleman cake, you need to preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine sift flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and mace on a wax piece of paper before mixing them in a large bowl. In order to combine the ingredients properly, you need to beat them at medium speed.
Once you make sure that the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add sugar and egg yolks in the mixture and blend it once again. A good cook knows that thorough blending is one of the most important processes in making a cake. After a while, you can mix the concoction with milk and stir it until it is smooth.
The egg whites need to be beaten separately in a medium bowl. The bowl should not be too large; otherwise, you will not be able to beat them properly. The eggs must be beaten at high speed until stiff peaks are formed. Now put the egg whites on the cake batter and coat (lightly) the raisins with flour.
Once the mixture is ready, you need to arrange a 9x5 inch greased loaf pan. Pour the mixture on the pan slowly and place in the oven. Adjust the cooking time and the temperature on your oven and bake the mixture for about an hour and 15 minutes.
Your home made southern gentleman cake is now ready to be served. You can add toppings according to your own choice.