Light & Fluffy Spiced Sponge Cake Recipe

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Hey sweet friends! Are you about ready for fall to kick in yet?

Spiced Sponge Cake Recipe

 

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!

 

Spiced Sponge Cake Recipe

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.

 

Spiced Sponge Cake Recipe

 

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!

cream cheese frosting recipe

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!!

 

Spiced Sponge Cake Recipe

 

Now, lets get to this cake recipe!

 

Have A Sweet Day!

 

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Spiced Sponge Cake
This is a deeply spiced and flavorful but light and fluffy sponge cake recipe. This recipe makes a 3 layer 8 inch round cake.
Course dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 - 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 - 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Prepare three 8 inch cake pans by greasing then lining the bottom with parchment paper. I also like to use a rose nail in the center of the pan for more even baking
  3. pour milk into a microwave safe container had heat for one minute. You want to milk to be slightly warm, not hot
  4. melt the butter in the microwave then add to the warm milk and mix
  5. stir in vanilla extract & orange extract. Set aside
  6. Beat eggs in electric mixer in large mixing bowl with paddle attachment for 4 minutes.  Do not skip this step!
  7. While eggs are beating, In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, all spices and baking powder. Add orange zest if using.
  8. When eggs have been beating for 4 minutes add sugar then continue beating for another 4 minutes until light and the batter streams off the beater in ribbons
  9. Add dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined, scraping the bowl once. Do this step as quickly as possible. Do not over mix.
  10. Pour in warm milk/butter mixture and continue to mix on low until just combined, scraping the bowl once. Do this step quickly also and do not over mix. These last two steps should take less than a minute
  11. divide your batter evenly into the 3 pans and bake for 25-28 minutes until the middle springs back when touched, or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand in pans for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tips:

1:  Make sure to whip your eggs and then your eggs and sugar long enough.  If you don't get enough air whipped into the mixture your cake will not rise as nicely and thus have a more dense, gummy texture.

 

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10 thoughts on “Light & Fluffy Spiced Sponge Cake Recipe

  1. Wow this looks absolutely delicious!!! so fluffy! I am definitely going to give it a try. Ps I need some more of your amazing caramel sauce!

  2. I want to ask what a rose nail is in your pan and how it works .I have never heard of that before,..This is such a beautiful cake!😍

    1. I have tried with the whip attachment for the kitchenaid and it’s not as consistent. If you are using a hand mixer you can use the regular beaters for whipping the eggs and sugar then hand mix in the dry and wet mixtures.

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