Maple Syrup Cake
Recipe from Midwest Living

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



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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
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    2 1/2  cups 
    cake flour or 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
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    2   teaspoons 
    baking powder
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    ground ginger
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    1/2  cup 
    butter, softened
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    1/2  cup 
    sugar
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    1   
    egg, lightly beaten
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    1   
    egg yolk, lightly beaten
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    1   cup 
    pure maple syrup
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    1/2  cup 
    hot water
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    Maple Icing (recipe follows)
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    1/2  cup 
    coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
Maple Icing
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    1 1/2  cups 
    powdered sugar
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    2   tablespoons 
    softened butter
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    pure maple syrup
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    2 - 3   teaspoons 
    milk


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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