Courtney Smith, a longtime food blogger and cookbook author, recently shared her recipe for a white, cake-like treat called Spice Cake by Courtney.
Smith, who has been blogging for about five years, says the cake is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table, a delicious side dish for Christmas, or even a holiday dessert.
“Spice Cake by Courtney is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas because it’s not too sweet and the spices give it a little extra flavor,” she said.
“It’s perfect for baking and entertaining.”
She adds, “It tastes exactly like cinnamon and cloves and ginger.”
Here’s how to make the Spice Cake: 1.
Beat the eggs, milk, vanilla and sugar in a large bowl.
Add the butter, cinnamon and cinnamon sugar to the egg mixture and mix until well combined.
Add a few tablespoons of water and beat until the dough is smooth and fluffy.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces.
Place each piece in a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
When cooled, the cake should be soft but not cakey.
You can use a knife to cut the sides of the cake and trim off the center.
Remove the cake from the pan and place it on a rack to cool.
Cut the center of each slice into pieces and place in a glass or ceramic bowl.
Use a knife or a spoon to remove any excess frosting.
To make the cake, place the cake pieces in a food processor and pulse until the ingredients are well combined, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Pour the cake batter over the top of the gingerbread slices and cover with a small dish.
Spoon cinnamon and sugar into the center and top with gingerbread.
Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Enjoy the spice and gingerbread with a cup of hot tea or coffee.
The best part?
Spice Cake can be made ahead of time, and is vegan.
How to Make Spice Cake – A video tutorial by Courtney with recipes from The Cooking Channel, The Food Network and Food52.