Oh my goodness! wow. I didn't expect so many responses!
I suppose I can share the recipe for the frosting. I had the cake recipe up here for about 2 seconds, until my mom asked me to take it down (I guess she doesn't believe in sharing
however, here is the frosting recipe, that I'm sure would go well with any kind of spice cake.
12 oz cream cheese (I don't skimp on frosting
2 cups apple cider
cinnamon/allspice/nutmeg/anything else you'd like to use
1 C powdered sugar
Boil apple cider and spices until only about 1/2 C- 1 C is left. Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add the boiled down cider, mix until it's all of it is light brown. Add an absurd amount of your choice of spices.
Don't let the cider cool before mixing it in. it thickens as it cools.
Frost the cake as soon as you can, the frosting will get very thick and become difficult to spread, so you have to frost the cake while the frosting is warm.
Using a rolling pin, roll out 3 caramel candies until they're about 1/6 of an inch thick. mold them into ovals, and cut them in half width-wise.
roll one of the halves
wrap the remaining halves around the first piece, pinching the bottom of the pieces as you add them so that they stick together
Hope that works for you. And because I shared my recipe, I want allll of you to make this cake by the end of October, and post pictures here so I can see your beautiful work
Thank you all!