Fall is the season for spice cakes, and this spice cake is everything that you want in a cake- it is fluffy, moist, and has wonderful flavor!
We’ve filled and frosted this delicious spice cake with our orange spice cream cheese frosting. The orange flavor in this recipe complements this spice cake perfectly, and we love to pair our spice cakes with cream cheese frostings!
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Keep this recipe in mind for your fall and winter celebrations, and anytime you’re in the mood for cozy spiced goodness.
HOW TO MAKE SPICE LAYER CAKE
*You can find the full, printable spice cake recipe further down, but here is a quick rundown!
FREEZING THE CAKE LAYERS
- No matter what cake we are making, we always wrap and freeze our cake layers whenever time allows- it makes for a cake that is even more moist!
- We wrap the freshly baked cake layers individually while they are still warm with a layer of plastic wrap and foil. (If you’d like, you can place each layer on a foil-wrapped cake board for more stability).
- Then, into the freezer they go for at least a few hours. (They can stay in the freezer for up to a few months and would still taste as fresh as the day they were baked).
- Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw while still wrapped until condensation forms on the outside. Then unwrap and bring to room temperature (or close to room temperature) before decorating.
FROSTING THE SPICE CAKE
For this spice cake recipe, we went with an easy and delicious Orange Spice Cream Cheese Frosting. We used it as our filling too- the flavor is SO good and you can whip up a batch in no time!
What other frostings pair well with spice cake?
A simple cream cheese frosting is also a great choice, as well as our orange cream cheese frosting, whipped cream cheese frosting, classic buttercream frosting and more. You can hop over to our Frosting Recipes Section for even more ideas!
To decorate, I used a star piping tip 21 to create the reverse shell borders around the top of the cake. Around the sides of the cake, I just gave the frosting a textured look with my offset spatula.
*Remember that cream cheese frostings like this Orange Spice frosting are softer than American Buttercream frostings. If the frosting becomes too soft as you are working with it, you can pop it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to firm it back up again.