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How to Make Spice Cake Cupcakes: The Perfect Fall Dessert

How to Make Spice Cake Cupcakes: The Perfect Fall Dessert

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Fall is officially here, and that means it’s time to start baking delicious fall desserts! One of our favorites is spice cake cupcakes. They are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, and they always leave people wanting more. So gather your ingredients and get ready to bake some amazing spice cake cupcakes!

how to make spice cake cupcakes

Why were spices so important in history?

One of the reasons why spices were so important in history is because they could be used to disguise the taste of food that had gone bad. Additionally, many spices have medicinal properties, so they were often used to treat illnesses. Finally, spices can add a lot of flavor to food, which is why they are still popular today.


In some cultures, spices were seen as a form of payment. In fact, the spice trade of the Orient was one of the biggest sources of wealth for many countries in the Middle Ages.

What does spice cake taste like?

Spice cake is a type of cake that is made with lots of different spices. This gives it a unique flavor that you can’t find in other types of cakes. Some of the spices commonly used in spice cakes include cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. As a result, spice cake tastes like a combination of sweet and spicy flavors.

What are the spices used in spice cake?

The spices used in spice cake can vary depending on the recipe. However, some of the most common spices include cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. These spices give the cake its unique flavor and aroma.

What is the best frosting for a spice cake?

There are a lot of different frostings that go great with spice cake. However, our personal favorite is cream cheese frosting. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and it pairs perfectly with the spices in the cake.

It is pretty darned easy to make cream cheese frosting! Just check out this video:

If you’re looking for a delicious fall dessert, then you need to try these spice cake cupcakes! They are easy to make and always a hit with friends and family. So what are you waiting for? Get baking!

How to Make Spice Cake Cupcakes: The Perfect Fall Dessert

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup milk
ready to serve spice cake cupcakes

How to Make Spice Cake Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper liners

In your stand mixer or in a sturdy bowl with a hand mixer, cream your butter. Gradually add the sugar and beat well. Add in your eggs, one at a time, and beat well.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices. Add it into the creamed mixture a little at a time, alternating with the milk.

Spoon the batter into your prepared muffin pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely before decorating.

How to Make Spice Cake Cupcakes

I am going to show you how to make them from a boxed cake mix, but also talk about how to use the recipe above for the base of this Spice Cupcakes Recipe.

What you need for Spice Cake Cupcakes:

What you need for Spice Cake Cupcakes
  • A box of spice cake box mix along with all the items the box asks for on the back; usually eggs, oil, and water.
  • Cream cheese frosting – either homemade or from a can
  • Gold sanding sugar

Spice Cake Ccupcake Tutorial

Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the shelf in the middle of the oven. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Take your cake mix and add the ingredients it asks for. Fill your muffin tips cups 2/3 full of batter and bake per the box instructions.

Let them cool completely.

Frosting Your Spice Cake Cupcakes

Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over the rim of the glass. Scoop the cream cheese frosting into the piping bag. Bring the pastry bag edges up and twist them together to start decorating.

Add a 1 mm star tip to your gray bag.

If you don’t have a piping bag, try a plastic bag with the tip snipped off. Frost the cooled and filled cupcakes.

frosted spice cupcakes

Frost each cooled cupcake.

ready to eat spice cupcake

Sprinkle tops with gold sanding sugar.

Your cupcakes are ready to serve!

FAQ:

Easy Spice Cake Cupcakes

Use a dressed-up boxed cake mix.

How do you store Melted Spice Cake Cupcakes?

Here is the thing – with the more futzy designs, I like to make them in advance of an event or get-together. The best way to usually store your finished creations? Room Temperature.

Granted, they aren’t going to be around that long – my family of three could easily take them out in two to three days. These will have a shorter shelf life as you are using cream cheese frosting.

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