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Spiced baking ideas - cake, muffin and scone recipes

Snuggle up and get cosy with these warming spiced baking ideas. From chai spiced creations to pumpkin spice treats, these sweet recipes are perfect for adding a kick to chilly nights.

Want more sweet spiced sensations? Try our best ginger dessert recipes.
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    Pear and blueberry upside-down spice cake

    Pears and blueberries are a heavenly match in Nici Wickes' delicious upside-down cake recipe. Serve this gently spiced cake warm with a drizzle of pouring cream for the ultimate autumn dessert

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Flourless carrot and almond spice cake

    This flourless carrot and almond spice cake is moist, full of flavour and perfect for all the gluten-free cake lovers out there. Plus, that orange cream cheese icing is simply divine.


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    Spiced pumpkin pie

    Perfect in both sweet and savoury dishes, pumpkin is simply divine, especially in this delicious spiced pumpkin pie that is brilliant served with crème fraîche, whipped cream or yoghurt.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Rhubarb and maple spice cake

    This dark and moody cake is delicious when served warm for dessert, plus it stores well too. The combination of rhubarb, maple and spices makes such a delicious treat.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Sugar-free spiced nectarine cake

    Fresh seasonal fruit. This nectarine cake relies only on its own natural sugar to allow the sweetness absorb itself into a delectable sweet cake

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Ginger cake with honey and spice syrup

    Dripping with honey and spice syrup, this rich, dense ginger cake makes an elegant end to a special meal. Serve with a drizzle of double cream.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Spiced fruit and yoghurt cake

    The mixed spice gives a unique aromatic element to this cake, which is kept deliciously moist with the addition of yoghurt.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Apple and sultana spice cake

    This is a simple, rustic cake, lightly spicy with a nice nutty bite. You can serve your sultana spice cake warm with cream or ice cream, but it’s also a good picnic or lunchbox kind of cake.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Apple spice muffins

    These tasty and easy to prepare apple spice muffins are the perfect pick-me-up! Sweet and delicious, enjoy one with your morning or afternoon cuppa!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Spiced toffee apple crumble slice

    Searching for your new favourite slice recipe? Look no further than this spiced toffee apple crumble slice that's layered with all sorts of moreish goodies. Enjoy with a hot cuppa or share with the kiddies over a glass of milk


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    Spiced Ginger Date Cake

    This cake looks as good as it tastes, with the aroma of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Spiced apple honey teacake

    If you're looking for the perfect partner for your next cup of tea, look no further than this spiced apple honey teacake. It even freezes well - making it a must for unexpected guests

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Spiced Pumpkin Scones

    Vegetables add a subtle flavour and texture to these tempting baking treats by Sophie Gray

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Spiced persimmon loaf

    Sweet persimmon and warming spices come together beautifully to create this loaf recipe. Serve sliced thickly and slathered with plenty of butter