Maple Syrup Cake

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

Recipe from Midwest Living
Maple Syrup Cake
SERVINGS
12
PREP TIME
30 mins
Ingredients
  • 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
Maple Icing
  • 1 1/2  cups powdered sugar
  • 2   tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/4  cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 - 3   teaspoons milk

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Directions
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. 
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 information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 409, Fat, total (g) 14, chol. (mg) 61, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 69, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (IU) 340, sodium (mg) 268, Potassium (mg) 132, calcium (mg) 50, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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