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A taste of autumn spices

Jessica Runberg is a freelance writer living in Scottsdale, Arizona. When shes not busy writing, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and traveling.

Our favorite fall spices

Want to bring a taste of autumn to your table? Nothing says fall quite like allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. From baked goods to savory dishes, spice up your cooking routine by taking a cue from these fall spices.

Our favorite fall spices

Spice Cake

Makes one, two-layer round cake


Cake ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8-ounces cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices with a wire whisk. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Pour batter into two round cake pans (greased) and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, make the frosting: Cream butter and cream cheese together. Gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined and spreadable. Mix in the vanilla and frost the cakes.

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