I am making Mel’s wonderfully delicious Pumpkin Cream Trifle today… the only problem being, I didn’t have a spice cake mix in the pantry. The thought of trying to cram a grocery store trip into the few minutes available between baby and toddler nap times, not to mention the pain of dragging all three kids through the store (I’m sure plenty of you relate), had me reconsidering the importance of a spice cake mix. I mean, I’m sure I could make one on my own. I have a yellow cake mix and lots of spices, after all. So I rolled up my sleeves and experimented… with yummy results, I’m happy to say! The pumpkin spice cake layer for my trifle ended up deliciously fragrant, with just the right amounts of spice. It’s so easy I hesitated to post it on here but then I decided I better. After all, it’s often the easiest shortcuts that can save a lot of time and hassle when we are in a pinch. So here you go.
- 1 yellow cake mix box
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon allspice or cloves
- Combine all together and follow directions on box or in your recipe.
If you need a recipe to try this out on, may I suggest the best pumpkin trifle out there: Pumpkin Cream Trifle.