Ling's Spice Cake
The leftovers make a wonderful "Bread" and Butter Pudding.
1.5 cups of AP flour, sifted with the following dry ingredients:
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Cream 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp butter with 1 cup of sugar, and add 2 eggs, mixing well after each one.
Alternate dry ingredients into butter with 1/2 cup buttermilk. Line loaf pan with parchment and oil sides, place in preheated 350 degree oven for approx. 55 minutes.
The caramel was just sugar, brandy, butter, salt and a bit of cream.