Maple Syrup Cake With Maple Frosting

Total Time
55mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

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.

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.

Reviews

(3)
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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 :)

Tarteausucre September 10, 2007

I also just made the frosting: I only heated the maple syrup just until the surface was completely covered with bubbles, then proceeded as given. Mine didn't set hard or crack, but it *was* very firm, so I reckon I could probably get away with a bit less icing sugar next time. Very good and very mapley!

SilverLeaf November 04, 2006

I made just the frosting -- it's tooth-achingly sweet, which actually worked well for our not-too-sweet pumpkin spice cupcakes. But it dried to a hard consistency and cracks. Mapole flavor was nice, though.

fluffernutter October 22, 2005

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