Sour Cream Spice Cake With Orange Clove Cream Cheese Icing

Recipe by HerbofGrace

I searched and searched this year for a non-pumpkin spice cake, starting with a mix, to make for Thanksgiving. Since I couldn't find one, I invented one. Enjoy!!

Top Review by BogeysMom

I really, really liked this. It tastes like the holidays. It sort of reminded me of a big pot of mulled cider. I did use the orange cake mix. Very different from the usual holiday cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. Sift cake mix and spices into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add sour cream, milk, eggs and oil.
  4. Beat at low speed until dry ingredients are incorporated.Beat at high speed for 3 minute.
  5. Pour batter into appropriate sized pans. (Look at cake mix package for suggestions. I used 2 nine inch round pans).
  6. Bake according to cake mix package instructions. Cool before icing.
  7. Icing:.
  8. Put the zest of two oranges into a mixing bowl.
  9. Mix the cream cheese, zest, and 1 tbsp juice until smooth.
  10. Gradually add pwd sugar until you reach desired consistency and sweetness.

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