Spice Cake Filling Ideas?

Baking By SugarFiend Updated 1 Jul 2011 , 5:17pm by pvcat2000

SugarFiend Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 11:50am
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Hi CCers! I'm making a spice wedding cake at the end of next month for my cousin's wedding. Besides cream cheese icing, does anyone have any ideas for icing/filling spice cake?

I tried out a brown sugar SMBC. Yummy, but not what she was looking for. So the icing will probably be cream cheese buttercream. I can torte and fill with that too - but I'm hoping someone out there has a better idea for an interesting filling.

Pumpkin cream cheese? Blackberry cream cheese? Maybe an apple filling similar to a pie filling?

Thanks in advance!

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seedrv Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 12:12pm
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I use caramel buttercream with my spice cake.

Cosima Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 12:24pm
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When I was a teenager (I'm 45 now icon_cool.gif ) I used to make spice cake with maple frosting all the time. It is a **FAVORITE** to so many that today I continue to make it on a regular basis.

The only thing is I never used the maple blend syrup; however, instead used maple extract. I also added a little brown sugar to my liking as I tasted it. I promise you this will be a huge hit! You will forever be making this recipe. ENJOY!

MAPLE FROSTING
1/4 c. Crisco
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. maple blend syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. confectioners' sugar
1/4 c. milk
Combine Crisco, salt, syrup, vanilla and 1 cup of sugar. Add milk and remaining sugar alternately. Mix until smooth and creamy. Add more sugar to thicken or milk to thin, if needed for good spreading consistency. Frosts 2 (8" or 9") layers or a 13"x9" cake.

Recipe located here: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,176,152171-239201,00.html

pinkpiggie78 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 12:35pm
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I have done a pumpkin mousse, apple, and just plain old cream cheese buttercream in the center of spice cakes...

ChRiStY_71 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 12:56pm
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Cream cheese frosting with lots of nuts and a dash of cinnamon. Yum!

icer101 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 1:08pm
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I made my sil a spice cake for her b/d. I had blackberry smbc for the filling. They loved it. hth I used blackberry jam in the smbc.

erin12345 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 1:13pm
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Cosima, how much maple extract do you use? Do you still add the 2 tsp. of vanilla extract? What is maple blend syrup? Sorry for so many questions. Thank you!

cakegirl1973 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 1:34pm
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Apple pie filling is really good with spice cake. You can pulse the filling in your food processor to make the apple slices a little smaller.

afunk Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 2:19pm
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I like roasted pears and vanilla bean smbc. Yum!!

deuceofcakes Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 2:41pm
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Try adding some fresh grated ginger (about 1/2 tsp) and some honey (couple of tablespoons) to a single recipe of crusting cream cheese frosting. Sounds weird I know, but it is really very good, especially with a spice cake. The flavors are subtle but add a lot to the cream cheese frosting.

SugarFiend Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 3:14pm
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Wow, these sound like some great ideas - thank you! I thought I might be somewhere off in left field with the blackberry idea, and pear had actually crossed my mind, too. I will definitely be tinkering with these.

Cosima, I'm curious if the maple frosting crusts as written?

And afunk, can you explain how you do the roasted pears? Do you just blend them with the SMBC or do you layer them separately? (Chop, puree?) I'm also curious what variety to use, since I've never used pears for baking. I think I remember hearing that Comice are good for roasting... ?

And deuceofcakes, that sounds like a great subtle twist on cream cheese icing, if my cousin doesn't go for something less basic.

These all sound wonderful! Thank you again! icon_smile.gif

afunk Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 4:27pm
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SugarFiend- This is the recipe I use for the pears. http://fieldsofcake.blogspot.com/2009/05/vanilla-roasted-pear-fillings-family.html?m=0
I find that using slightly under ripe pears work well because they don't turn to mush if you cook them too long. I usually chop them up, (I like that it implies that it is fresh and not manufactured icon_lol.gif ) but I don't see why you couldn't purée some of them also. I just layer it on top of the buttercream in the layers of my cake.
I don't remember what the best pears for roasting are, I'm sure you could google it. I think I used bartlett pears last time. I've also added cinnamon and nutmeg to them, though I think if your putting it in spice cake you don't need to.
Good luck and happy baking!

cheriej Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 4:52pm
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I like a lemon ginger cream cheese frosting with a spice cake

crazyladybaker Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 4:57pm
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I love pumpkin mouse with spice cake....yum! I wonder what dulce de leche would taste like with spice cake??? Anyone try that?

pvcat2000 Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 5:17pm
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Maple blend syrup is 25% real maple syrup and 75% cane sugar.

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