Baking Spice Mix

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Recipe: #5151

April 10, 2012

Categories: French Toast

"This is a great spice mix for adding to boxed cake mixes, adding to eggs and milk for french toast, or mixing in sweet bread doughs like cinnamon buns etc."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (9 g)
  • Calories 21.1
  • Total Fat - 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 0.3 g
  • Calcium - 67 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.

Step 2

Store in an air tight container.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When using orange peel, make sure it is dried before adding to the mix.
  • You can adjust the measurements of the spices to your desired taste.

  • Substitute ground cardamom for the allspice - Cardamom has a similar flavor profile to allspice, but is slightly more floral and aromatic. This substitution would add a subtle complexity to the baking spice mix.
  • Substitute ground mace for the nutmeg - Mace has a similar flavor to nutmeg, but is slightly more pungent and aromatic. This substitution would give the baking spice mix a more intense flavor.

Cocoa Spice Mix In a medium bowl, combine 5 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoons ground allspice, 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange peel (dried orange peel), 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, and 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger. Replace the ground ginger with 1 tablespoon cocoa powder. Store in an air tight container.

Cinnamon Bun French Toast: This dish combines the flavors of the Baking Spice Mix with the classic french toast dish. The addition of the spices gives the french toast a unique flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the cinnamon bun. It's a great way to mix up a traditional breakfast favorite!

Maple Bacon Pancakes: These pancakes are a delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors. The maple syrup adds a subtle sweetness that pairs perfectly with the smoky bacon. The flavors of the pancakes are a perfect complement to the Cinnamon Bun French Toast, making it a great addition to any breakfast spread!


Q: What is the best way to store this spice mix?

A: The best way to store this spice mix is in an air tight container. This will help keep the spices fresh and prevent the mix from becoming stale.

Q: How long will this spice mix last?

A: Properly stored, this spice mix should last for up to six months. However, it is best to use it within three months to ensure the best flavor and quality.

6 Reviews


This is similar to other blends I have made, but the dried orange peel sets it apart. Used it in Chef shapeweaver's Wacky Spice Cake recipe, and also put some in with the coffee grounds in my French Press pot and made delicious spiced coffee. Looking forward to trying it in holiday baked goods.


review by:
(10 Oct 2013)


I used your recipe to make a spice cake (recipe 10630) I love the blend of flavors. Thank you


review by:
(30 Sep 2013)

Chef shapeweaver

This recipe was made on 9/15/13 for the "Billboard Recipe Tag Game". Since I didn't need to make the full recipe,it was easily reduced by half. Two teaspoons of this mix was added to a 9 ounce box of yellow cake mix, and baked according to the directions on the box.For a frosting,I used Cream Cheese Frosting by Gerry which is posted on this site. And both my SO and I enjoyed the blend of spices,no one spice seemed to overpower another.Thanks for posting a wonderful spice mix. "Keep Smiling :) "


review by:
(16 Sep 2013)


What a great aroma this spice mix has. I added a bit of this to my tea and it was delightful. Thanks for sharing this multi-purpose recipe. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.


review by:
(28 Jan 2013)


Have to agree with your previous reviewer - it smells heavenly! Tastes great too! So quick and easy to mix. I sprinkled about 3/4 teaspoon to my egg mix when making French Toast for lunch and it was so good! Will be keeping a jar of this mix close at hand.


review by:
(20 Apr 2012)


Just made this and I can't wait to use it, it smells heavenly, thank you for posting this recipe!


review by:
(11 Apr 2012)

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Fun facts:

The use of spices in baking dates back to ancient Egypt. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger were used to flavor cakes and breads.

The famous French chef, Auguste Escoffier, was known to use a blend of spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, in his pastries and cakes. He believed that the perfect combination of spices could enhance the flavor of a dish.