Baking Spices - Information and Spice Variations

Spices are integral to baking of all kinds, from delicate pastries to hearty breads and rich cakes. Whether you need cinnamon for your snickerdoodle cookies, cocoa powder for a chocolate cake, or vanilla for crème brûlée, you'll find The Spice House has the freshest, highest-quality baking spices available. Pastry chefs agree that our spices are the top of the line, and the bonus is that they are affordable for home use.

The spices in this list were chosen with sweet, rather than savory, baking in mind, but don't feel limited by these designations. The bakers on our staff are also fond of ground pepper and coriander in apple pie, thyme and rosemary in lemon bars, and mild ancho chilies in brownies and chocolate cake, just to name a few examples.

Allspice Berries, Whole or Ground

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Our premium berries from Jamaica have a sweet flavor reminiscent of cloves, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg. Even though its name suggests a mixture o…

Almond Extract

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Almond extract, among the baking extracts, is second only to vanilla in popularity. It it strong, sweet, clear, and pure in flavor. If you've ever be…

Spanish Anise Seed, Whole or Ground

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Anise seed is native to the Mediterranean basin, and has been used throughout history in both sweet and savory applications. Anise has long been know…

Apple Pie Spice

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Apple Pie Spice is a sweet spice combination that makes the most delicious apple pie, but it's also useful for many other bakery delights! Besides b…

Arrowroot Powder

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Arrowroot is a wonderful, clear thickener used in gravies, sauces and pie fillings. It is also more easily digested than other thickening agents. Wh…

Baker's Deluxe Gift Box

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Our Great Baker's Assortment is perfect for anyone who really loves to bake, or anyone who really loves the fruits of that labor. This is one of the…

Baker's Spices 4 Jar Gift Box

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Our Baker's Gift Box is perfect for anyone who really loves to bake, or anyone who really loves the fruits of that labor. This is one of the best gif…

Baking Extracts Gift Box

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Baking Extracts gift boxes are perfect for the bakers on your list. Extracts are a wonderfully easy way to add flavor to nearly any recipe, and as t…

Bergamot Extract

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Bergamot is most commonly used to flavor Earl Grey tea, but this extract has a wide range of uses beyond tea. The elusive, fresh flavor of bergamot…

Butter Natural Flavor for Baking

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This great tasting, clear, natural butter flavor can be used in any baking application. Heat stable, this flavor has a well rounded, sweet, creamy pr…

Cacao Nibs, Roasted

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These are simply the cleaned, roasted, winnowed and lightly crushed cacao beans. Their taste is nicely bittersweet, and they have the crunchy, toasty…

Cake Spice

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Cake Spice is an exotic sweet spice mix, similar to a traditional English baking spice blend. This all-purpose baking blend can be used in place of …

Black Cardamom Pods

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These black (actually brownish) pods are not "true" cardamom, but come from a closely related species. The flavor is very similar but much stronger …

Green Cardamom, Whole Fancy Pods, Inner Seeds or Ground

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Cardamom has a unique flavor and aroma that is hard to put into words. It defies the boundaries of normal sensory comparisons. It is compellingly st…

White Cardamom Pods

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When cardamom, a native of India, was first introduced to Scandinavia, it had to survive a lengthy sea voyage before reaching markets. The long expos…

Chai Spices with Vanilla

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Recently the Eastern spiced tea known as Chai has become very popular in the US, and for good reason! “Chai” is simply the word for tea in Sout…

Cinnamon

Cinnamon, and its relative cassia, have long been prized for both flavor and medicine. Romans used cinnamon to make their strong, bitter wine palata…

Cloves, Whole or Ground

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Cloves are by far the most prominent of the spices known as "flower spices." Just before the buds blossom, they turn pink, at which point they must …

Dutched or Natural Process Cocoa Powder

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This Cocoa Powder is extremely high-quality, with 22-25% cocoa butter. Natural cocoa is quite strong. Its somewhat bitter, natural acidity makes it…

Natural Flavorings for Coffee, Tea, and Other Beverages Gift Box

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We all seem to have incredibly busy lives that would probably come to a screeching halt without our coffee! There is a coffee shop on virtually every…

Coffee Flavoring

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Our customers have been asking us to stock this for years. We have finally found a product that lives up to our high quality standards. Made from the…

Cream of Tartar

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Cream of Tartar is also known as tartaric acid. Real cream of tartar is derived only from the crust on wine casks, where it has precipitated from th…

Espresso Powder

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After trying several different varieties of powdered instant espresso we found this spray dried product to be the best. It has an intense, rich, cof…

Ginger

Ginger is one of the most widespread culinary spices. Originating in Asia, it spread to India, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. Nearly ev…

Matcha Green Tea Powder

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In 780 A.D., the Chinese scholar Lu Yu penned The Classic of Tea. It was the first treatise on the preparation of tea. We think Mr. Lu would be pleas…

Hazelnut Natural Flavor Blend

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Hazelnut Flavor is a deliciously nut-free way to add a nutty flavor to you baking. Add a teaspoon to plain cake and cookie recipes, or to your pancak…

Key Lime Extract

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Pure Key Lime Extract can be used in key lime pie, lime pound cake, lime cheese cake and in sauces and glazes for fish and chicken dishes. Try addin…

Lemon Extract

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Lemon Extract has a wonderfully strong lemon flavor for all your baking needs. Add 1/8 teaspoon of this extract anywhere you want rich lemon flavor.…

Lemon Peel Zest

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Lemon Peel is an intensely flavored dehydrated lemon zest that will save you time in your baking activities. It is the dehydrated zest of the lemon;…

Mace, Whole Blade Or Ground

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Mace is the outer shell of the nutmeg fruit. It has a lighter, sweeter flavor. Should you open the small, plum-sized fruit of the nutmeg tree, ins…

Maple Natural Flavor Blend

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This highly concentrated maple flavor tastes like real maple syrup, but is much stronger. It can be used for beverages, baking, and ice cream. A few …

Maple Sugar

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This delicious maple sugar is made from pure Wisconsin maple sap. The sap is boiled until enough moisture is gone to allow for crystallization. Once …

Nutmeg, Whole Or Ground

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Nutmeg has a flavor that is quite strong. In small amounts, it blends in with great subtlety. You will find it called for in many vegetable recipes …

Orange Extract

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Orange extract has a fruity orange flavor for all your baking needs. This wonderful flavor is useful anywhere you need a bit of orange. While Grand …

Orange Flower Water

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Orange flower water is used in many Mediterranean dessert dishes. Oranges proliferate in Mediterranean countries. They are enjoyed as is, or in an a…

Orange Peel Zest

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Our orange peel is just as tangy as freshly grated zest, and far less work. These extra fancy California small minced pieces offer exceptional flavo…

Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Pumpkin Pie Spice is all the spices you need for your pumpkin pie, freshly ground and mixed together at The Spice House. We use only the highest qua…

Root Beer Natural Extract

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Root beer is brewed with a complex blend of ingredients like wintergreen, vanilla, licorice and other flavors. In addition to beverages, this flavor …

Vanilla

Vanilla is the only fruit-bearing orchid out of the hundreds of orchid species. "Vanilla" has become a synonym for "plain" or "boring", but this is …