|Main ingredients||Cake base, spices|
|Variations||Maple spice cake|
Spice cake is a type of cake that is traditionally flavored with a mixture of spices. The cake can be prepared in many varieties. Predominant flavorings include spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, and nutmeg.
A maple spice cake is an American variation that adds maple syrup or maple flavoring. The recipe was a New Hampshire specialty that started in the beginning of the 19th century. It often tastes like cinnamon or apple cider, and is a fall classic.