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Print This Delicious and Healthy Maple Syrup Cake Recipe

Maple Syrup Cake Recipe

Butternuts have a sweet, rich and creamy flavor; I paired these with Massachusetts famous Maple Syrup for a wonderfully delicious Maple Syrup Cake. Rich in flavor with a delicate crumb bottom and slathered with pure Maple Syrup. Nothing could be more inviting on a cool spring evening.

1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Maple syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs, well beaten
1 3/4 cups Cake flour
1 tsp Salt
2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Chopped nuts (butternuts preferred)

Quick Maple Frosting

1/2 cup Maple syrup
2 cups Confectioners' sugar
1 Tb Butter

Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 inch square pan
Preheat oven, grease your pan.

Cream the shortening, add in the sugar gradually, cream well together. Add maple syrup, a small amount at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and eggs, beat the mixture vigorously.

Sift the flour, salt and baking powder, add to the mixture alternately with milk.

Mix only enough to blend the flour. Stir in the chopped nuts, then pour Maple Syrup Cake batter into prepared pan. Bake maple cake for suggested time.

Maple Cake Frosting

Bring maple syrup to boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in the butter, add sugar and continue stirring, cooling until consistency is right for spreading.

Quick Maple frosting thickens as the syrup cools down.

Serves 12
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 102 g
Calories 375
Calories from Fat 121
Total Fat 13.4g 21%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 61.2g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 43.9g
Protein 4.2g
Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 7% • Iron 9%



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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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