Baking and spices can be a little daunting if you've not much experience of using them in cakes, but it is really so worth exploring recipes with a slight twist. Adding a little sweet mixed spice to a cake or crumble as Autumn tumbles in, is a lovely warming and comforting touch.
Spice Pots Sweet Mixed Spice Blend takes all the fuss away from individual little spice jars and measuring spoons. Here in this little tin is the perfect blend of aromatic spices of coriander, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, caraway, cloves, and nutmeg. The all spice aroma is divine once the oven is on and the sweet treat is baking nicely!
Below you'll find 10 of our all time favourite baking and spices recipes using the Sweet Mixed Spice Blend. Lots to choose from with cakes, loaves, biscuits and crumbles.
Top 10 Baking and Spice Recipes
A lovely twist on the traditional carrot cake, using juicy, freshly grated carrot, a really moist and light cake. Also, super as little carrot cupcakes.
Sweet spice blend adds a lovely gentle warmth to this traditional pudding. The tartness of the rhubarb melts wonderfully into mellowness of the sweet spices for a delicious twist on the traditional crumble.
This is an absolute favourite for Autumn, cooking apples can be bought cheaply or if your lucky collected from your own garden or friends and family. So easy to whip up quickly for a mid-week after school snack or lovely weekend afternoon sweet treat with a cup of tea.
A delicious biscuit recipe - buttery, crumbly yet crisp and just delightful!
Super easy recipe, makes about 40 biscuits, which is just as well as they'll be gone in minutes!
*contains nuts* Ground almonds and ground hazelnuts are in place of flour. These are almost like biscotti in texture. Makes about 20 biscuits.
All you need is one bowl and a loaf tin, throw all the ingredients into together, perfect for school lunchboxes. Its all budget friendly, with no eggs and only a small amount of butter.
We couldn't have a list of recipes without chocolate involved! And this cake does not disappoint, rich and indulgent and could quite easily be served as a dessert with a dollop ice-cream. Using our sweet spice blend as a gentle and warming after glow, spices and chocolate go so well together, this is a real must if you love chocolate cakes.
We love to cook with seasonal produce and as we roll into Autumn this recipe is perfect with plums in full season. Its also a great cake for serving for afternoon tea or at a dinner party dressed with softly whipped cream or ice cream. The cooked plums become rich and sticky combined with the sweetness and full flavour of the spices, its a really beautifully flavoured and interesting cake.
For more Sweet Spice recipes, check out our breakfast recipes in our blog Breakfast with Spice Pots.