Cake is delicious, and these spiced cakes are the kind that you can enjoy in the morning with a cup of your favorite hot drink. Spiced cakes are different from your standard cake. They’re made with warm spices that offer a different taste that’s more spicy (think nutmeg and cinnamon, not hot sauce) than sweet. These delicious recipes will give you the perfect excuse to eat cake for breakfast! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!

1. Delicate Orange Spice Cake

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This unbelievable Delicate Orange Spice Cake by Kristen Genton is full of spice with just a hint of citrus. The cake itself is delicate and moist and the fragrance of the spices will fill your home while it’s baking. It pairs perfectly with a fresh cup of black coffee.

2. Buttercup Squash Spice Cakes

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These richly-spiced mini cakes are so incredibly lovely! The buttercup squash mixture used to be incorporated throughout the entire batter, but it really shines as the filling because you can taste the allspice and ginger in the cake separately from the creamy squash. This Buttercup Squash Spice Cakes by Kathryn Geyer is a delicious and unique addition to your dessert repertoire!

3. Cinnamon Spice Spaghetti Squash Cake

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This Cinnamon Spice Spaghetti Squash Cake by Chrysta Hiser is a game changer, folks! If you thought you had nothing left to do with squash, you clearly haven’t tried this cake yet. The squash, once baked, is quite sublime and really the only flavor that really shines is the cinnamon and spices. It’s such a warming snack cake and is a pretty interesting way to use up some leftover squash.

4. Cinnamon Apple Chunk Cake

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This Cinnamon Apple Chunk Cake by Lindsey Auerbach is perfect for those comfy nights when you just want to curl up into a chair and read a book. It’s fragrant and spicy from cinnamon, sweet from coconut sugar, and studded with crunchy walnuts and chunks of apples. Yum! Warm a slice up and enjoy with a glass of almond milk or a cup of hot tea.

5. Chai Cake With Cinnamon Buttercream

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This elegant Chai Cake With Cinnamon Buttercream by Jessica Bose is vibrantly spiced, simple, and delicious. The chai batter is airy, perfumed with just a hint of sweetness, and then topped with a luxuriously decadent cinnamon buttercream frosting and studded with roasted walnuts. This cake can be served with a casual cup of coffee or at the end of a formal dinner.

6. Brown Butter Cardamom Cake With Chai Buttercream Frosting

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This dense, Brown Butter Cardamom Cake With Chai Buttercream Frosting by Sarah Gory has rich frosting that’s irresistible. It’s the little details that matter — by browning the butter prior to using it for the cake, you create a subtly unique taste. It’s the perfect winter dessert served with fresh fruit and a hot cup of coffee.

7. Spiced Cake With Coconut Almond Buttercream Frosting

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This Spiced Cake With Coconut Almond Buttercream Frosting by Maria Loghin is sure to impress all your guests! It’s topped with a dense buttercream frosting that might just be the best frosting you’ll ever have. This cake is great for the wintertime, but it’ll also be a hit in an season!

8. Apple Spice Coffee Cake

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Apples, breakfast, coffee, and cake – these were just meant to go together! This grain-free Apple Spice Coffee Cake by Katrina Nixon is made with pecan meal, pumpkin pie spice, and nut milk and is then topped with a sticky-sweet pecan streusel. It’s quick, easy, and packed with awesome flavor and tons of nutrition.

9. Mini Ginger-Spiced Bundt Cakes

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This recipe for Mini Ginger-Spiced Bundt Cakes by Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman makes 6 mini bundt-cakes but if you don’t have the proper pan to bake them this way you can make one large loaf (think banana bread but gingerspiced), or ~12 gingerbread cupcakes! To make the batter simply: mix, whisk, pour and bake. Who said baking had to be hard?

10. Sticky Gingerbread Cake With Drizzle

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Deep flavors of ginger, nutmeg, and molasses are whipped up to make this Sticky Gingerbread Cake With Drizzle by Katy Beskow, before being topped with a sweet, sticky orange and lemon icing. Spicy, rich and indulgent- perfect for the holidays! You’ll find that this cake has layers of flavors, making it the perfect festive treat served with mulled wine or even a cup of tea!

11. Spiced Apple Cake with Cashew Frosting

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This Spiced Apple Cake with Cashew Frosting by Kirsten Kaminski is so rich and moist, filled with a few crunchy apple and walnut chunks, while the frosting is heavenly fluffy and creamy – the perfect combination! It is super flavorful due to a variety of traditional Christmas spices and the sweet and tangy from the apples.

12. Cinnamon Sugar Coffee Cake

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Prepare to fall in love with this Cinnamon Sugar Coffee Cake by Clara MacLeod! It’s super moist, full of texture, and oozing with cinnamon-sugar goodness with a crumbly topping. And (as always) it’s 100% vegan!

13. Mini Pumpkin Spice Orange Layer Cake

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Warm, spicy, sweet, and zesty, this Mini Pumpkin Spice Orange Layer Cake by Kimberly Espinel is the cake to make for all small fall gatherings. The cake is a blend of all-purpose and spelt flour, which gives it a wonderful, heartier texture that pairs perfectly with the autumnal spices. Adding pumpkin or butternut squash to the batter keeps it from being too dry and the orange zest rounds out the cinnamon. Finally, it’s topped with a rich raw almond frosting that’s like the best buttercream you’ve ever had. The recipe is versatile, so you can make one mini cake or six cupcakes.

14. Chocolate Sweet Potato Spice Cake

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This Chocolate Sweet Potato Spice Cake by Annie Oliverio is a single-layer cake that is rich, moist, and bursting with warm, complex flavors from the orange and spices. The sweet potato replaces butter/oil and the frosting couldn’t be easier: melted chocolate chips sprinkled with chopped nuts (toasted coconut would be nice, too).

15. Gingerbread Maple Cake

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Gingerbread & maple cake with a whipped cream cheese frosting, topped with a dash of ground ginger, chopped nuts, mini gingerbread men and maple syrup. A delicious dish, which is warming and full of flavor! Autumn time is the perfect time to enjoy all things cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger & maple! The Gingerbread Maple Cake by Holly Jade is moist, fluffy, perfectly sweet and extremely mouth-watering. It’s quick and easy to make and 100% vegan!!!

If you’re looking for more amazing cakes, check out these 20 Dark and Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipes and these 15 Vegan Cakes That Are Almost Too Pretty to Eat!

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