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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Maple Syrup Cake

Last week I wrote about making maple syrup.  http://www.thecabincountess.com/2015/03/making-maple-syrup-old-fashioned-way.html

As I mentioned, my cousin shared information about how they make the syrup.  She also included this recipe.  I tried it and was pleasantly surprised.  I thought it would be very sweet, but it was just right.  The frosting is quite sweet, but the recipe makes just enough frosting for a thin layer.   If you like the taste of maple syrup, this cake is a keeper.  The recipe says it can be made in layers, 9 x 13 or a jelly roll pan.  I used the 9 x 13, but I think making bars in a jelly roll pan would be the best.  Next time that is what I will do. 



Maple Syrup Cake

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter(softened)
3 cups flour
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. each of baking powder, baking soda and salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs
1 cup water

Beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. 
Add flour, maple syrup, other dry ingredients, eggs and water.
Beat until just mixed, then on high for two minutes.

Pour into pans.  Three 9 inch round pans,  a 9 x 13 or a jelly roll 10 x 15 pan. 
Grease or spray with cooking spray

Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes.

Icing:

1/2 stick butter
2 cups powdered sugar
enough maple syrup to get spreading consistency (about 2-4 Tbs.)
Beat until light and fluffy.

If you like more frosting, you can double this recipe.