Mixed spice occurs frequently in British cooking. It is a carefully blended spice mix which is bought ready made. The warm spicy flavourings are found in many traditional British recipes, particularly Christmas cake
s, Christmas Pudding
, Hot Cross Buns
, and many other cakes, pies and baked goods.
Mixed spice includes a balance of some or all of the following ground spices: Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Caraway, Nutmeg, Ginger, Cloves, Allspice and Mace.
In the US, Pumpkin Pie Spice mix is a great alternative to mixed spice.