Spice Cake

Decorating By lu9129 Updated 3 Apr 2008 , 10:05pm by Euphoriabakery

lu9129 Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 4:29pm
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Can anyone tell me how to dr. a boxed spice cake? Would appreciate asap. I am still trying to pull together somewhat of a birthday for my daughter and sister.

Thank you so much.


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tracey1970 Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 10:38pm
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What are you wanting to do with it? I doctor my spice cake to make it a bit heavier by using a recipe I found on here - the cake mix, 1/3 cup softened butter, 4 eggs, and one cup of milk. Some people add a four-serving box of instant pudding and one extra egg to make a more stable cake. Maybe a butterscotch or vanilla pudding mix for a spice cake?

lu9129 Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 3:21am
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Thank you!

We used the WASC but left out the almond. It seemed to do ok. Everyone liked it. I needed it to be more of a pound cake consistency for carving.
I made a coke glass with a can of coke pouring into it above. It turned out pretty good considering the short time I had to get it done. I will upload when one of the kids has time.

Thank you for answering.


icer101 Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 3:46am
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i got a recipe from c/c recipes. it is called , spice cake extender with cream cheese icing. i have not tried it, but it looks like it would be delicious. hth

Steffen74 Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 11:56am
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Try the sour cream spice cake on CC in the recipes. You use a yellow cake mix and add a bunch of spices and sour cream, and it is soooooo good. Every time I make it everyone loves it! Super moist, right amount of "spiciness", etc.

LetThereBeCake07 Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 12:13pm
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when i doctor a spice cake i either make it a pumpkin spice or an apple spice cake. For a special added spice i add cin, nutmeg, and a touch of cloves to my bc.

playingwithsugar Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 12:27pm
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People have also added grated carrot to spice cake, to make carrot cake. I haven't tried it yet, but I could find a recipe for you online, if you wish.

Personally, I wonder how adding bananas would work, to make a banana spice cake.

After chocolate, banana cake and carrot cake close runner-up in the My Faves department.

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CarolAnn Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 1:02pm
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I doctor my spice cake to make it a bit heavier by using a recipe I found on here - the cake mix, 1/3 cup softened butter, 4 eggs, and one cup of milk.

Tracy, that sounds good! But when you said some people add a 5th egg and small pudding to make it more stable is that a separate method than the first? Confusing enough? Sorry....

I haven't had good spice cake in years and years. It was a family favorite when my kids were little. That and cream cheese frosting. Oh yum! But I'd have to doctor a mix because alone I think alone the spice one is yucky. LOL I do think my tastes have changed over the last decade or so. Towards better quality.

Good question! I like it when you folks jump right in there with my questions!

playingwithsugar Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 7:26pm
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Tracey -

Is that one cup of milk extra to the water already called for in the recipe, or is that in lieu of some of the water?


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tracey1970 Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 7:54pm
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CarolAnn - those were two different doctored recipes - one with the butter, 4 eggs, one cup milk. The other was adding an extra egg to whatever is called for on the box, plus a box of pudding mix, plus whatever else is called for on the cake mix bo.

Theresa - the one cup milk is NOT in addition to anything on the back of the cake mix box. I take the cake mix and disregard anything on the back of it. I add 1/3 cup softened butter, one cup milk, and 4 eggs to the dry mix - ignoring completely the instructions on the back of the box.

playingwithsugar Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 8:30pm
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Got it. Thanks!

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CarolAnn Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 9:12pm
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Hmm, I'm sitting here thinking I'm smelling banana bread/cake baking! Boy, am I impressionable!!


jenjens Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 9:40pm
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Yummy, I have a mix of spice cake in the pantry I might just make it with some smashed bananas my kids haven't touched.

How would I got about adding the bananas to the recipe without altering the texture? Any ideas?

darcat Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 9:41pm
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I always doctor my box spice cake by adding raisins and small pieces of apples. I also add maple flavouring to my frosting mmmmmmm maple and apples and spices oh my lol making me want some right now. lol

Euphoriabakery Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 10:05pm
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When I doctor a cake mix I add a small box of instant pudding, milk instead of the water called for, an extra egg, melted butter instead of the oil called for and flavorings of my choice(such as a teaspoon almond or vanilla extract, or other liquor). Sometimes I sub other liquids for some of the milk, like lemon juice and add a little lemon zest also. I've never done a spice cake mix but bet you could add some nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Maple flavoring or syrup might be nice in place of some of the milk and I would check out the instant pudding flavors and try to pick one that complimented those flavors, sometimes they have a cinnamon vanilla pudding, that would be good.

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