7 Spice Cake Recipes That Put Box Mixes to Shame


Put down that box! With our favorite spice cake recipes, you can bake a better cake from scratch. We've got recipes for pumpkin spice cake, apple spice cake, and so many other variations!

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Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Meringue Frosting

Spice cake with brown sugar meringue frosting

Need a spice cake recipe from scratch? We can heartily recommend this layered dessert! The cake is moist and full of flavor, thanks to fresh nutmeg, but it's the light and fluffy meringue frosting that really makes this spice cake a star.

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Molasses Spice Cake

Molasses Spice Cake

You don't need mounds of frosting to top this easy spice cake recipe—just pile on the blueberries! Molasses and cloves add the spice in this cake, while a fresh blueberry compote makes a unique and tasty topper.

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Cinnamon-Apple Spice Cake with Apple Topper

Cinnamon Apple Spice Cake

Fruit fans, this apple spice cake is for you! The double-decker masterpiece has apple baked into the moist cake, plus a center layer of sugary, buttery apples.

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Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

This pumpkin spice cake is light, airy, and slathered in cream cheese frosting. Just like grandma's old-fashioned spice cake recipe, this dessert gets its flavor from cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.

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Clementine-Fig Spice Cake

Clementine-Fig Spice Cakes

You'll flip over this dessert: To see the clementine slices embedded into this spice cake, it must be served upside down! Try making the rum-soaked variation if you're feeling a bit more spirited.

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Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal Cake.

Pile lots of chopped pecans and coconut on top of this easy spice cake to give it plenty of crunch with each bite.

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Date and Spice Cake


If you're in the mood for a fruity spice cake, look no further than this date-filled recipe. For a truly indulgent dessert, try serving this cake alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream sprinkled with cinnamon.

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