Super Moist Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting

 Spice cake recipe

Indulge your taste buds in a delightful culinary experience with this Super Moist Spice Cake featuring a luscious Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting. Crafted to perfection, this recipe promises a symphony of warm spices harmonizing with the rich, moist texture of the cake. The aromatic blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves creates a flavor profile that will transport you to a cozy haven of comfort and sweetness. Topped with a velvety Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting, this dessert is a celebration of decadence. Embark on a culinary journey and elevate your baking skills with this irresistible combination of spice and sweetness. Follow along to create a cake that not only looks impressive but also captivates the senses with each delightful bite.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or cream
  • 1 and 1/4 cups, all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola or another flavorless oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. Grease an bread pan or 8×8-inch (20 cm x 20 cm) oven safe form
  3. In a large bowl sift and stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until well combined for about a minute.
  5. Add oil and whisk until combined. Add applesauce, buttermilk, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into the flour mixture and mix as little as possible, just until combined and smooth.
  7. Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Allow cake to cool completely.
  10. Add Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting to the cake (optional, half recipe is enough for a loaf).

spice cake ingredients

bowls with spice cake ingredients

spice cake batter

spice cake batter in an enameled cast iron bread pan

spice cake batter in an enameled cast iron bread pan

Spice cake baked and ready

Spice cake baked in an enameled cast iron bread pan

Spice cake

spice cake with cheese cake frosting

spice cake loaf with cream cheese frosting sliced

spice cake served with coffee

spice cake with cream cheese frosting served with coffee


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