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Ginger Spice Cake with Cardamom

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Deliciously spiced and bursting with flavor, our Ginger Spice Cake with Cardamom recipe is about to become your new favorite dessert. A bite of this cake is like a sensory explosion, as the warming notes of ginger and cardamom dance on your tongue. With its irresistibly moist texture and heavenly aroma, this cake is a true showstopper. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat that oven, and prepare to savor every mouthwatering moment. Let the baking adventure commence!

This recipe yields enough batter for three 8″ round cake pans and serves 24 guests.  My favorite cake pans are Fat Daddio Brand! They are lightweight and your cakes bake evenly.  Here’s a link to snag your own:  Fat Daddio Cake Pans

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Ginger Spice Cake with Cardamom

Get ready to spice up your baking game with this delectable Ginger Spice Cake with Cardamom recipe! The warm flavors of ginger and cardamom come together in a delightful harmony that will leave your taste buds tingling with excitement. Perfect for cozy gatherings or a simple afternoon treat, this cake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24



  • 1 box Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Sugar, granulated
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • tsp Cardamom
  • ¼ tsp Ginger, ground
  • 1 ⅓ cups Water
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Apple Butter
  • ½ cup Sour Cream


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit
  • Prepare three 8" round cake pans with parchment paper lining the bottom and lightly spray the sides with cooking spray.
  • Add dry ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix for 15-20 seconds on low.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and mix on low for 30 seconds.
  • Turn mixer speed to medium-high and mix for 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into the three prepared 8" round cake pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 28-30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on cooling racks for 15 minutes before removing from pans.
  • Once cakes are completely cooled, use a sharp serrated knife to level the tops and sprinkle lightly with simple syrup.
  • Wrap cakes tightly with clear food service film and chill for at least 30 minutes - 1 hour before frosting.


This recipe pairs well with a cream cheese or cream cheese-flavored icing! I also like to use the spiced apple butter as a filling between the layers for an extra warmth in flavor.
Keyword cake recipes, fall desserts, spice cake
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Happy baking and decorating!



–Nicole Bendig-Lamb

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