Saturday, December 22, 2012

Baked Sunday Mornings: Holiday Spice Cake

Pure Snow, Sleigh Bells, Glittering Parties, Douglas Firs, and Hot Chocolate--That's what this Cake is Imbued With!!!
Holiday Spice Cake

It’s almost Christmas.  The Baked Holiday Spice Cake with Eggnog Buttercream is perfect for this special time of year.  I did not know exactly what to expect for this photo in the book, and was a happily surprised by how delightful this cake is!  This spice cake is not typical.  Not like a more heavy flavored, traditional spice cake.  The flavors are well defined yet light, as is this cake.

And I was so happy with the buttercream frosting.  Our last episode with a similar buttercream frosting did not excite me.  It was hot here in AZ and with all the butter the recipe did not hold up well.  But today the temps are only in the mid 60's (about 72 inside) and the buttercream is perfect.  I just set the cake outside for use tomorrow at my daughter’s birthday party.  It will be well refrigerated tonight.  The frosting did not require any refrigeration, but came together exactly as it should, and with the flavor additions, it is heavenly.   It truly does “push all the romantic holiday buttons” as the Baked Boys suggest.  For sure, I’ll make this cake and this frosting again!!!

Well, the big day is almost here.  Wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.


  1. Merry Christmas to you too! I really enjoyed this cake too!

  2. Truly impressive, Kris! I'm sure your daughter will love it!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by friends & family! xoxo

  3. Merry Christmas! Love the uncovered sides!

  4. I love the idea of making this "Tomboy" style with exposed sides! Looks delish!

  5. I love, love, love layer cakes with exposed sides. They're aesthetically pleasing (to me, anyways) and the frosting is always evenly distributed for each bite you take! :)

  6. What a great idea to leave the sides exposed. It is a great look. Merry Christmas to you too. And a Happy New Year.

  7. Your cake looks beautiful! I was really impressed with the buttercream too. Happy holidays to you!

  8. That cake looks so appetizing - I love the way you did the frosting. I fell in love with this cake, too - it's absolutely wonderful!

    Here's to another year of baking together!

  9. Hi Miss Kris!
    Good to see you back blogging-your cake looks wonderful!!
    I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your beautiful family a very Happy New Year and look forward to following your cooking adventures in the new year-all my best wishes,Patty