A spice cake is a simple, easy, and healthy way to add deliciousness to your Thanksgiving table.
I can’t stress enough how much spice it takes to make a good spice cake.
But even more than that, a good cake makes for a great meal.
A good spice spice cake makes you happy, and a good Thanksgiving dinner is a perfect celebration of the season.
Here are my tips to make your spice cake a delicious, healthy, and festive treat.
You can start by getting your spices ready ahead of time, like this recipe for pumpkin spice creamed eggs, which makes a perfect pumpkin spice cake for a turkey dinner.
You’ll need: 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 tablespoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup butter, softened and cut into cubes 1/16 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/10 cup (1 cup plus 1 tablespoon) granulated sugars 2 cups (1.5 cups) all-purpose flour 1/12 teaspoon baking soda 1/1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/9 teaspoon ground ginger 1/6 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional) To make the spice cake: In a small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon, granulated and nutmeg, cloves, allspices, salt, and cinnamon.
Pour the flour, eggs, and sugar into the bowl, and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
(If you’re using a mixer, you’ll need a large wooden spoon.)
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, and gently mix until the batter is smooth and glossy.
Pour in the butter and mix until combined.
Sprinkle the cinnamon and ginger over the batter, and sprinkle with a little salt.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until ready to use.
For an easier-to-make spice cake, use an instant yeast, or skip the flour and butter and substitute flour with your favorite yeast.
To make a simple spice cake (or a savory spice cake), simply whip together the flour for a thinner batter.
For a more traditional spice cake recipe, add the pumpkin spice cream or a drizzle of maple syrup to the batter.
I love to make this spice cake with a dollop of peanut butter, cinnamon, and vanilla pudding mix.
I like to dip a little pumpkin pie filling in the batter to create a drizzled coating.
Add more sugar and nutmers to taste if desired.