What IS spice cake exactly, it has spices i know?!
I made a carrot cake the other day, which is basically a spice cake with grated carrots. The spices I used were cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Some call for cloves as well.
It can have any main ingredient such as fruit then spices such as vanilla, ginger and more usually cinnamon.
Its that simple.
It has spices in it to make the flavor.
EDIT: well its not gross if you like it. Reminds me of carrot cake without all the chunks of raisins, nuts and pineapple in it.