Spice cake is an essential
part of holiday dessert time. There are several varieties that can be made with
different fruits like pumpkin, apple, or raisin.
One unique characteristic of
this treat, which is obvious from the name, is the large number of spices that
are used to make them. Among the most common are cinnamon, and nutmeg, while
others that are used include: cloves, allspice, ginger, among others.
Historically, it was
originally baked and made more as a bread, without the use of a mold. Nowadays
they are baked in a variety of different styles, as well as
still more like a bread for some.
Following are some recipes
that you may find to your liking, but they are only two among literally dozens,
or even hundreds.
This first spice
cake recipe features raisins and contains cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. There
are a total of 13 ingredients in this recipe, and baking time is about 35-40
minutes. Prep time prior to baking is about 20 minutes.
The second recipe
is for an apple variation. It contains a mix of allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
This one has 14 ingredients and a baking time of about one hour, with a prep
time of approximately 20 minutes.
Other popular variations
include pumpkin, maple, and rum.
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