Maple Syrup Cake With Maple Frosting

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Heather U.

Posted in response to a request for a Maple Syrup Cake somewhere on Zaar that nobody could locate. This one comes from Massachusetts Favorite Maple Syrup Recipes.

Top Review by Tarteausucre

I really liked this cake, I found it however to be a touch dry. I will however experiment with a little more milk. I made the following frosting for this. Maple Butter Frosting 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 3 cups confectioners sugar 4-6 T. maple syrup From: www.vermonter.com Thank you for posting. Heres a pic :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. FOR THE CAKE:.
  2. Prepare a 9-inch square pan and preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Cream shortening; add the sugar gradually and cream well together.
  4. Add maple syrup a small amount at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add vanilla and eggs, and beat the mixture vigorously.
  6. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder and add to the mixture alternately with the milk; Mix only enough to blend the flour.
  7. Stir in the nut meats and pour into a greased 9-inch square pan.
  8. Bake in 375F oven for 25 minutes.
  9. FOR THE FROSTING:.
  10. Bring syrup to boil for one minute.
  11. Remove from heat and stir in butter; add sugar and continue cooling until consistency to spread; Frosting thickens as syrup cools.

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