Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together onto a piece of wax paper and set aside. Cream together the butter, sugar, lime rind, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice until silvery and light—no sugar grains should be discernible on the tongue when the mixture has been properly creamed. (This may take as long as 5 minutes at high mixer speed.) Beat the eggs in, one at a time. Now add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry. (I usually mix the flour in - in about five separate additions and the milk in - in three.)
This recipe comes from the Caribbean Island of Grenada, known the world over as “The Spice Island.” Use freshly grated nutmeg which has a lemon sweet delicacy that does not exist in the commercially ground. Although Grenadians sometimes spread a vanilla or chocolate butter cream icing over the cake, the cake is best left unfrosted.
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