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Would You Try? Spiced V8 Cake

Would You Try? Spiced V8 Cake

We were intrigued by this cake recipe that pairs bold flavors like espresso, vanilla, cinnamon, and clove with…V8? Yeah, that’s right. The result is a perfectly not-too-sweet treat—would you try?

What You’ll Need

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  • white whole wheat flour (King Arthur)  ( 1 1/2 cup )
  • muscovado sugar, packed (or brown sugar)  ( 2/3 cups )
  • sea salt  ( 1/2 teaspoon )
  • baking soda  ( 3/4 teaspoons )
  • Vietnamese cinnamon  ( 1 teaspoon )
  • fresh ground cloves  ( 1/2 teaspoon )
  • fresh ground allspice  ( 1/2 teaspoon )
  • ground sumac (Rhus coriaria) or lemon zest  ( 1 teaspoon )
  • instant espresso powder  ( 1-2 tablespoon )
  • vanilla  ( 1 teaspoon )
  • extra virgin olive oil (or canola oil)  ( 2 tablespoons )
  • low sodium V8 juice  ( 1 cup )
  • yellow raisins  ( 1/4 cup )
  • lemon (or orange) zest  ( 1 teaspoon )
  • Powdered sugar for dusting 
Ready to make? Find out how on Food52