Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting features a wonderful blend of spices and a sweet, rich frosting. It’s a perfect dessert for your fall and winter celebrations!
I love all kinds of cakes, but I have a bit of a weakness for spice cake. Its simplicity and big flavor never fail to please. Plus, it’s comfort food in a big, big way. A recent and persistent craving led me to this Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting. And boy, am I glad it did!
It all begins with a simple yellow cake that’s augmented with a bit of brown sugar and lots of spices. It’s amazing how easily those simple additions transform everyday cake into such an irresistible dessert!
The cake is wonderfully soft and moist, with plenty of flavor from a blend of spices. It’s really good all on its own, but what’s cake without frosting? Many traditional spice cakes have cream cheese frostings. (If that’s your preference, try the frosting in this recipe.) Don’t get me wrong. I do love cream cheese frosting, but I wanted something a little different this time around.
This is a fairly standard frosting with one little change that makes it amazing. Brown butter! It gives it a richer, nutty taste that’s such a fantastic complement to the spice of the cake. This is a sweeter frosting than I usually prefer, so I generally find that less is more. I prefer a thin layer of frosting for this cake, but you can always make more if you like by scaling the recipe.
This is just the kind of cake that’s a perfect ending to a meal with family and friends. And with just one layer, it’s easy to transport and serve. I’ll happily eat this cake year-round, but it’s an especially good choice for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or most any fall or winter holiday or gathering. If you’re a fan of spice cakes like I am, then I think you’ll love this one!
More Spice Cake Recipes
- Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
- Chai Spice Bundt Cake
- Butterscotch Spice Poke Cake