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Maple Syrup Cake

Maple Syrup Cake

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cool 10 mins
  • Bake 45 mins

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The syrup is in both the cake and the frosting for this dessert recipe. A little ground ginger also adds a zing of flavor.


  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour or 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • Maple Icing (recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set pan aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until well combined. Add egg, egg yolk and maple syrup; beat for 1 minute more. Alternately add flour mixture and hot water to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Spoon batter into the prepared pan; spread evenly.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan. Cool completely. Spoon Maple Icing over cake and sprinkle top with walnuts. Makes 12 servings.

Maple Icing


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons milk


  1. In a medium bowl beat 1/2 cup powdered sugar and softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in pure maple syrup. Beat in 1 cup additional powdered sugar. Add milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make drizzling consistency. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts

(Maple Syrup Cake)

Servings Per Recipe 12, Fat, total (g) 14, carb. (g) 69, sat. fat (g) 7, chol. (mg) 61, fiber (g) 1, Potassium (mg) 132, sodium (mg) 268, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (IU) 340, iron (mg) 3, cal. (kcal) 409, calcium (mg) 50, vit. C (mg) 0

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