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Easy Spice Cake
Easy Spice Cake with Maple Glaze
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
This delicious Spice Cake with Maple Glaze is sure to become a frequently requested recipe. No one has to know it's one-bowl, no-mixer and super easy!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 222 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • For the cake:
  • ½ cup yogurt for Greek yogurt, see tips above
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • For the maple glaze:
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (175˚C). Spray an 8-inch (at least 2-inch high) round cake pan with baking spray, rub inside surface of pan with a paper towel to cover evenly with the spray. If your cake pan is lower than 2-inches, use a 9-inch round cake pan). Line bottom of pan with parchment paper and spray parchment paper lightly. Set aside.

  2. In a medium-large bowl, combine the yogurt, sugar, and eggs, and whisk together until well blended.

  3. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and spices and mix until all flour is combined.

  4. Add the oil and stir well. Don't worry, at first it will seem to separate but keep stirring till smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the cake feels springy to the touch and a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake.
  7. Cool cake on a wire rack for 10 minutes; then turn it out of the pan onto the rack.
  8. For the glaze - Combine the maple syrup, powdered sugar and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. With a pastry brush, gently brush the glaze all over the cake. Just keep going over the cake with more layers till the glaze is gone. It will seem like a lot at first, but just keep going. Some of it will drip off, but most of it will soak in. Allow cake to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Spice Cake with Maple Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.