Fall Spice Cake

Does your Thanksgiving dessert table need spicing up this year?  Well this is the little cake that will do the job.  This is a chocolate, pecan, spice loaf cake with cream cheese icing.  Yes, you read that right.  For such a little cake, it packs all things good and wonderful about the Thanksgiving season.  This cake comes together really fast as it uses a cake mix for its base.  I am one of those people who tends to go overboard on desserts when we get together, which is rare, so it is a treat when there is a cake that comes together quickly.  You can adjust the pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg to your taste preferences.  You may be feeling like spicy Sally, or just feeling a tad spicy.  Me, I am pretty spicy…ask Sir Streusel.  Now let’s discuss Cream Cheese Frosting.  I don’t need to put this frosting on anything.  Just hand me a spoon, then back away.  Some of the frosting may actually find its way to the cake!  So, to sum up this cake, start with a cake mix.  Add chocolate, spices and top it with yummy cream cheese frosting and you have yourself a delicious little spice cake to be thankful for!

Not only is it delicious, but it is a dang cute cake!
Not only is it delicious, but it is a dang cute cake!

Oh be still my heart!
Oh be still my heart!

Enjoy!!!

Spice Cake
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Spice Cake Ingredients
  1. 1 white cake mix
  2. 3 egg whites
  3. 1/4 cup oil
  4. 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. 1/2 cup pecan pieces, finely ground
  6. 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  7. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Cream Cheese Fluffy Frosting
  1. 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  3. 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  4. 1 tablespoon milk
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Spice Cake Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a bread loaf pan.
  3. On low speed, beat cake mix, 1 cup water, egg whites, oil and cocoa until combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for two minutes.
  4. Sit in ground pecans, pecan pie spice, and nutmeg.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan. Place on middle rack in oven for 22-25 minutes.
  6. Place on wire rack to cool.
Cream Cheese Fluffy Frosting Directions
  1. On medium, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  2. On low, gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, then milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  3. Ice cake after cake has completely cooled.
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