Warm and comforting, simple and timeless, this old-fashioned spice cake just makes me so happy.
*this post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar.
I've mentioned before that my mom was a really good cook and baker. She was known in our neighborhood for her homemade cinnamon rolls (and would make them for our neighbors when they had out-of-town company) and Italian Cream Cake.
One thing I love about my mom, though, is that she was not a food snob. Yes, she rocked homemade cakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls, but she was not above using a boxed cake mix.
There was one boxed mix in particular (I'm guessing in the late 70's, early 80's) called Stir 'n Frost. Inside the box was a cake mix, frosting packet, and even a PAN!
Spice cake is the only flavor I remember my mom buying...and I've thought fondly of that cake many times over the years.
(Anyone else remember this???)
FINALLY after all of these years, I decided to try making my own. I'm not sure what took me so long. I will say that there were many fails leading up to this recipes. I think because I had such fond memories of this cake, it was hard to make one that lived up to those warm and fuzzy memories.
This one does.
The cake itself is richly spiced with lots of cinnamon and clove. The cake is topped with a tangy and sweet cream cheese frosting that is the perfect foil to the spiciness. Have it for dessert, have it for a snack, heck...have it for breakfast, I did! Just make it.
I'm sharing the recipe for this cake over at Imperial Sugar.
Go grab the recipe and make some spice cake memories of your own! ♥