Substitutes for ground ginger or powdered ginger include grated ginger root, candied or crystallized ginger, allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and mace. Grated ginger root can be substituted for ground ginger, by usin... More »

A recipe for old-fashioned prune cake combines flour, salt, baking soda and spices with creamed butter and sugar, eggs and dried prunes before baking. Adding coffee helps to enhance the flavor and moistness of the cake. More »

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One recipe for German lebkuchen cookies is Martha Stewart’s recipe with mixed nuts, candied fruit peel, dates and apricot jam. Prepare the dough ahead to allow it to set in the refrigerator before baking. More »

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A good substitute for cardamom is a mixture of equal parts of cinnamon and nutmeg. Another option is to use equal parts of cinnamon and ginger or cinnamon and ground cloves. More »

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Ras el hanout is a North African spice blend normally consisting of coriander, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and peppercorn as well as cloves, cardamom, paprika, cumin and turmeric. Depending on the shop, additional ingredients... More »

For each teaspoon of ground cardamom, substitute 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. If nutmeg is not available, use equal parts of cinnamon and cloves or equal parts of cinnamon and ginger instead. More »

A mixture of 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cloves and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg can be used as a substitute for 1 1/2 teaspoons of allspice. When a less pronounced clove or nutmeg flavor benefits the recipe, cooks use 1/... More »

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