Spice Cake Recipes That Put Box Mixes to Shame

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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!

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.

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.

Clove-Molasses Cake

This stunning dessert may look complicated, but you can serve this special spice cake in less than an hour. Even though the clove and molasses cake is clearly the star of this recipe, we're especially enamored of the chocolate-molasses glaze dripping down the sides.

Cinnamon-Apple Spice Cake with Apple Topper

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. 

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.

Clementine-Fig Spice Cake

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.

Chocolate-Pear Spice Cake

This cake is hiding a secret ingredient: applesauce! This applesauce spice cake is super moist and tender, and is sure to satisfy all of your chocolate cravings.

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.

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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