Chinese Five Spice Cake

Amount  Measure  Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 1/2  cups  cake flour
1  teaspoon  baking powder
1  teaspoon  baking soda
1/4  teaspoon  salt
3  teaspoons  Chinese Five Spice - see recipe
1  cup  buttermilk or regular milk
2 large  eggs
1/2  cup  unsalted butter -- softened
1/2  cup  raisins - seedless
1  cup  dark brown sugar -- packed
Baker's Joy
8  ounces  low fat cream cheese -- soften
1/4  cup  unsalted butter -- softened
1/8  teaspoon  salt
1  cup  confectioner's sugar
1/2  teaspoon  vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with Baker's Joy.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and Chinese 5 spice together.

Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time and mixed until combined each time.

Alternate flour and milk and beat until combined each time. Add vanilla and raisins and mix thoroughly.

Bake about 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes clean.

Let cake cool for 5 minutes and then turn onto a cooling rack.

Frosting: in medium bowl cream together the cheese and butter until fluffy.

Add vanilla and mix well.

Add sugar and mix well.

Ice cooled cake and refrigerate.

Makes 16 servings.

Per Serving: 286 Calories; 12g Fat (37.8% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 41g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 58mg Cholesterol; 291mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 2 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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