This cake was a collaboration w/my friend (Magga) here in Iceland whose 2 daughters are lactose-sensitive. The idea was to avoid (or at least limit) any major dairy ingredients. Magga gave me her lactose-free spice cake recipe & I expanded it. Our goal was a dessert cake for our joint holiday dinners that was safe for her girls & did not make them feel deprived because it was a 3-family group favorite for those occasions. It was plain from its Thanksgiving debut 2 years ago that we had a winner & it is now our go-to dessert for all special occasion meals shared w/them. I do not frost this cake (it really doesn’t need it). I have dusted it lightly w/powdered sugar or brushed the turned-out surfaces w/a light caramel or butterscotch glaze. The emphasis is on prep-made-easy, so a ready-to-use ice cream topping sauce is used as an ingredient for the cake & as the glaze. If you prefer a frosted/decorated cake, I suggest a vanilla cream cheese frosting w/candy corn. I also make it 1-2 days ahead of intent to serve. It works well & frees the oven for other parts of the holiday meal (10 min has been allowed for ingredient assembly & measurement. Enjoy!