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Spice Cake Recipe

This festive and traditional spice cake recipe is the perfect dessert for any holiday gathering!

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Yield 1 cake


  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato or pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice or carrot juice
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white or cider vinegar
  • 2 cups spelt or white flour
  • 1 cup sugar, unrefined if desired
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp each: baking soda and baking powder
  • 1 1/8 tsp salt
  • optional 1/2 cup raisins


  • Whisk first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line pans with parchment – you can bake the cake in one 9x13, two 8-inch, or either two or three 6-inch pans. Stir all remaining ingredients in a second bowl, then stir into the wet ingredients to form a batter. Pour into the pans, and bake on the center rack 27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Let cool completely. If desired, frost with coconut butter or your favorite frosting (such as the recipe included earlier in this post). You need about 2 1/2 to 3 cups.
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The recipe was adapted from my Pumpkin Cupcakes and from these Pumpkin Muffins.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 100kcal