Colder weather and sweet treats seem to go hand in hand. And, let’s face it, who couldn’t use a little extra dessert these days! We carry only the highest quality baking spices, from Saigon cinnamon to organic Madagascar vanilla powder. In addition to all of the baking favorites like nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves, we offer many unique products to temp your sweet tooth. Here are some of our favorite flavors for desserts, confections and all things sweet!
Apple Pie Spice & Pumpkin Pie Spice
These classic baking seasonings are great for much more than just apple and pumpkin pies! Cardamom, ginger and allspice, combine with sultry cinnamon and nutmeg, make our Apple Pie Spice a wonderful compliment to carrot cake and zucchini bread. Or give this Irish Apple Cake a try!
Likewise, the addition of cloves and ginger to a base of cinnamon and nutmeg in our Pumpkin Pie Spice create a combination perfect for any dessert made with pumpkin, sweet potato or raisins. Our favorite recipes for this spice include our Pumpkin Cake Roll and Pumpkin Streussel Pie.
Both of these spices make an amazing addition to pancakes, waffles and French toast. Simply add a shake or two to the batter before cooking. Also try substituting either of these blends for the cinnamon in your next batch of cinnamon rolls or snickerdoodle cookies!
When it comes to delicious white cakes and frostings, try making our Vanilla Powder your new secret ingredient! This powder is made from organic Madagascar vanilla bean extractives and organic sucrose. It makes a wonderful substitute for vanilla extract in white cakes and frostings, as it does not have caramel color like pure extracts and contains no artificial ingredients like clear vanilla extracts. Simply substitute 1 tsp of powder for 1 tsp of extract in any recipe. For frostings you may need to add additional liquid to make up for the omission of liquid extract.
Want to make breakfast taste more like dessert? Try adding our vanilla powder to your next bowl of oatmeal or pancake and waffle batter. It also tastes amazing in a smoothie or chia seed pudding!
Orange Peel Powder & Lemon Peel Powder
Citrus zest is the perfect ingredient for brightening flavors in a baking or dessert recipe. However, it isn’t always convenient to have fresh lemons and oranges around the house. That’s why we love our Orange Peel Power and Lemon Peel Powder. These easy to use powders are a great substitute when fresh citrus zest isn’t available. Simply add 1/4 the amount of powder compared to the fresh zest called for in your recipe (ie. 1/4 tsp powder for 1 tsp fresh zest).
Our flavored sugars are an easy way to take your dessert game to the next level! These sugars are made with high quality ingredients like Tahitian vanilla beans and Korintje cinnamon, with no added preservatives. Our favorites for baking include our Cinnamon Sugar , Vanilla Bean Sugar and Blueberry Sugar.
Bring back the warm memories of childhood with this classic cinnamon and sugar combination. Made with real Korintje cinnamon from Indonesia, this gourmet Cinnamon Sugar adds sweet and spicy dimension to many dishes. Sprinkle on pie crust before baking, or try mixing it into homemade applesauce or baked apples.
Cinnamon Sugar is a delicious topping for overnight oatmeal, cookies, brownies, and coffee cake. Just like our Apple Pie Spice and Pumpkin Pie Spice, Cinnamon Sugar is also a delectable addition to pancakes, waffles and French toast.
Vanilla Bean Sugar
Tahitian vanilla beans and sugar are blended to create a sweet, rich flavor and delicate texture that make this sugar the perfect addition to many dishes. Great on a variety of desserts and confections, from brownies and ice cream to cinnamon rolls and coffee cake. Or add to coffee, hot tea, hot cocoa, smoothies, oatmeal, fresh fruit, or a Kaluha-based cocktail!
This flavorful and vibrant sugar is our favorite for topping yogurt parfaits! It is also a delicious addition to fruit tarts, or try sprinkle on top of blueberry cobbler or pie crust before baking!
Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
Although olive oil and balsamic vinegar may not be the first things you think of when it comes to baking, these items can add amazing depth of flavor to a variety of baked goods.
The bright citrus flavors of our Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange Olive Oils are the perfect compliment to the richness of many desserts, especially those made with chocolate. Try substituting either of these olive oils for vegetable oil the next time you make brownies or flourless chocolate cake!
Or try your hand at an olive oil cake! A staple in most Mediterranean kitchens, these light and barely sweet cakes are perfect with a cup of coffee or as a late afternoon snack. We recommend this Classic Olive Oil Cake from Bake From Scratch or this Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake from The Mediterranean Dish. For even more flavor, simply substitute either our Meyer Lemon Olive Oil or Blood Orange Olive Oil for the unflavored olive oil in the recipes.
Sweet, rich and full of flavor, balsamic vinegars make a wonderful topping for desserts. Our favorites include: Fig Balsamic, Cherry Balsamic, Raspberry Balsamic, Cranberry Balsamic, and Peach White Balsamic. Try drizzling any of these vinegars over your next batch of brownies or cheesecake! They also make wonderful toppings for ice cream and yogurt parfaits. Or use they to add unique flavor to fruit tarts and Panna Cotta!
Craving more dessert ideas? Check out our post: Five Delicious Desserts Containing Balsamic Vinegar!
Bakers know that the addition of high quality vanilla, almond or peppermint extract make for a spectacular dessert. But what about adding something more out of the ordinary like blueberry, cherry or pomegranate. Oh the possibilities!
Add a punch of blueberry flavor to your favorite desserts. Our Blueberry Extract (natural) is a delicious addition to muffins, tarts, pancakes, cupcakes, and even doughnuts!
Bright, sweet cherry flavor! Try our Cherry Extract (natural) in your next shortbread cookie recipe, or add to smoothies, oatmeal and overnight oats, and cupcakes! Or combine with our Almond Extract in your next sugar cookie recipe. Yum!
Add juicy pomegranate flavor to a wide variety of desserts and confections! Our Pomegranate Extract (natural) is a wonderful addition to brownies, chocolate cake, smoothies, and candies.