Hey sweet friends! Are you about ready for fall to kick in yet?
Because I decided to start rolling out some of my favorite fall recipes. I know, I know, it’s still August. But I just can’t wait for the wonderful spices and flavors that are traditional to fall inspired recipes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those crazed PUMPKIN SPICE ALL THE THINGS!!! people. No pumpkin spice soap or air fresheners for me! But I do love me some aromatic spices to get that fall feeling going on. I may be jumping the gun a little but in my opinion
It’s never too early to enjoy some fall flavors!
So I am going to start with my wonderful Spiced Sponge Cake recipe. This is a deeply spiced and flavorful sponge cake. This is not a dense and heavy cake like a carrot cake base, but a light and fluffy version that has a full, pungent spice flavor.
I start with my wonderfully moist Vanilla Sponge Cake recipe and add a TON of warm fall spices. The usual spice culprits are involved but I like to punch it up a notch with ginger & cardamom as well as a pinch of fine ground black pepper for just a little kick.
This Spiced Sponge Cake is AWESOME topped with my fluffy & lightly tangy Cream Cheese Swiss Buttercream. This is a light, fluffy & PIPEABLE cream cheese frosting!
Another of my favorite things to do with this cake is to fill it with a fresh bourbon caramel apple compote filling (the next fall recipe on my to do list!) and top with a Salted Bourbon Caramel Swiss Buttercream. Talk about fantastic fall flavors! I will be posting my recipe for the compote soon!! So be sure and check back here or better yet, sign up for my newsletter and get notifications when I have new recipes and tutorials posted. You can get my Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce recipe <<< here. It’s fantastic to flavor your Swiss buttercream or to just drizzle over your cake just like it is, YUMMY!!
Now, lets get to this cake recipe!
Have A Sweet Day!