Spice Cake

 

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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