English Seed Cake

English Seed Cake
Makes 1 6-inch cake
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a 6-inch round, 3-inch-deep cake pan.  (A souffle dish will work.)

8 tablespoons softened butter (1 stick)
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons caraway seed
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar, then work in the caraway seeds.  Beat in the eggs a little at a time. In a separate bowl, stir together remaining ingredients, then fold them into the mixture with a large spoon.  Spread mixture in the cake pan.  Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.  Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes in the cake pan, then carefully turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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