Spice cake is a perfect hygge cake, perfect for the long days of winter while we wait for spring! Topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, it's the perfect winter treat!
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Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Course: Dessert
Keyword: fall, holiday meal, winter

Ingredients

Spice Cake

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 16 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Spice Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Line the bottom with parchment. 
  • Cream the butter for 2-3 minutes, then add the brown sugar and beat 2-3 minutes more. 
  • Add the vanilla and eggs, one a time, beating thoroughly. 
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. 
  • Add half the flour to the batter and stir on low until just combined, then add half the buttermilk. Repeat with the second half. 
  • Split the batter between the two pans and bake 22-27 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
  • Cool fully before turning out or frosting.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Cream the butter and cream cheese together for 4 minutes, until smooth and fluffy. Add the brown sugar and vanilla and beat on high for 2 more minutes. 
  • Add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until frosting reaches the consistency you want. I used 3 1/2 cups for mine.