Monday, November 16, 2015

Old-Fashioned Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Warm and comforting, simple and timeless, this old-fashioned spice cake just makes me so happy.

Old-Fashioned Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
*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.

Old-Fashioned Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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!
vintage Stir 'n Frost Cake Mix
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.

Old-Fashioned Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Old-Fashioned Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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.

Old-Fashioned Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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! ♥

Old-Fashioned Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

11 comments:

  1. My mom made spice cake often too. In fact, I remember as a child that there was always spice cake at church potlucks. Thank you for reminding me of those memories :-). I need to pick up a box during my next grocery trip.

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  2. This looks so good!!! Reminds me of a spice cake my former co-worker would make and bring into the office every Fall. I have to make this, thanks, Bridget!!

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  3. I love that you made your own spice cake from scratch! My mom always made spice cake for dessert when she made her baked beans. It's a family favourite. I'm sure your own spice cake will become a family favourite as well. Nice recipe!

    P.S. I love seeing the Imperial Sugar Box with your cookies on it in your posts. We don't get Imperial Sugar here :(

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  4. I remember that mix!:) I was a mom in 75..oh how time flies..I am sure the cake is great..:)
    I love seeing your cookies an the boxes too... a lot.

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  5. This looks like a very yummy cake!

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  6. Ha! I made cakes from that sweet little kit there! Just the right amount for my hubby and me. Then the kids came along and I had to bake bigger cakes.

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  7. ¡Fantástica receta! Fácil de elaborar, con buenas fotografías y un resultado final delicioso. Muchas gracias por compartirla con todos/as.
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  8. I remember making those cute little cakes! It was in the late 70's. Can't wait to try the Spice Cake!

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  9. Oh yes, I remember this! Can't wait to make it.Spice cake Always makes me think of Mom

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  10. I totally remember the Stir n Frost mixes!

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  11. I totally remember the Stir n Frost mixes!

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