Mmmm.. Spice cake from scratch. This is one of my favorites. Incidentally, one of the first things I learned to cook that actually took any effort at all.

Spice Cake

A few quick tips before I start with ingredients; I skip the walnuts because it's better that way, and the chocolate because it comes out too sweet that way. I also usually add a little more nutmeg than the recipe calls for. If you decide to take my advice then just skip those ingredients and omit them from the preparation steps.
Combine butter and sugar, beat until light. Beat in eggs one at a time; add flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Beat for two minutes. Mix grated chocolate, raisins and nuts (or just raisins if you're making it the way I like it); fold into batter. Pour into well greased loaf pan. Bake on 350 for 50 minutes on bottom rack. Enjoy!