Dave’s Spice Cake Is Better Than Best

This easy and delicious Spice Cake is made from scratch and it has an utterly delicious Buttercream Frosting that you will love!

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Our WHOot Contributor Dave Hood is back with another sweet treat for us. Today he’s sharing his Spice Cake Recipe from scratch and to say it’s the best ever is an understatement!

He says that it is moist and decadent and one of the nicest he has ever tasted. The only drawback according to Dave is the number of spices that are required. He does say, however, that you can improvise and swap them out or even leave them out. Whatever you do, the result will be superb! So, let’s take a look at what you are going to need.

Spice Cake Recipe Ingredients

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  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • Half tsp of pumpkin spice or allspice
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cloves
  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of corn starch
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup of milk – 2 percent is fine
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of partially unsalted melted butter – 230 grams
  • 1 1/2 cups of packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup of crushed walnuts or pecans
  • 2 cinnamon stick if desired for decorations

For the Butter Cream Frosting:

  • 2 cups of confectioner’s or powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of semi-melted butter
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 or 2 tbsp of milk if necessary

Spice Cake Video Tutorial

via Dave Hood, The Cook’n Share

Are you ready to learn how to make Dave’s Spice Cake recipe from scratch? He’s ready and waiting to step you through the process.

In order to achieve the best possible result, we highly recommend that you view the video. To see Dave in action, click Play above ^

How To Make Spice Cake Recipe From Scratch

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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F or 177 C.

Add the flour, corn starch, baking powder, and spices to a mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.

Next, add the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract to a smaller bowl. Again, whisk until well incorporated.

Mix the dry ingredients and butter over low speed, then change to medium, until a pebbly crumbly mixture forms.

Add in the milk mixture 1/3 at a time while continuing to mix until a smooth mixture forms.

Now, add in the brown sugar and mix until just combined.

Place the walnuts in and, using a spatula, fold them together.

Spray and nine by thirteen baking pan with spray and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Add the cake mixture in and smooth out.

Place in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

In the meantime, make the frosting by combining the sugar, vanilla extract, and butter. Mix until smooth and creamy. Add some milk if it’s too thick.

After it cools, place a wire rack over the baking tray and flip the cake over onto it.

Cut the cake in half and frost one side.

Frost the top and spread a few more walnuts over the top. I place a couple of cinnamon sticks on for decorations too.

Slice and enjoy your moist and decadent spice cake.

Where To Find Dave

Dave Hood is the creative genius behind this Spice Cake Recipe and he has plenty more to share with you. Dave has a website filled with great ideas and easy to whip up meals.


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