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Maple Ginger Cake

This is a popular recipe along the eastern seaboard where maple syrup runs in March.

Maple Ginger Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup shortening 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup real maple syrup 2/3 cup sour cream 2 eggs 1/3 cup sour cream

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake layer pans.

2 Sift together into a bowl; cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add the shortening, brown sugar, maple syrup, and 2/3 cup sour cream. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer set at medium speed. Beat in the eggs and 1/3 cup sour cream and mix for another 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.

3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cake springs back lightly when touched. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pans and continue cooling.

Comments (1)

This cake cooks rather quickly and is easy to work with. The ginger is a little much and ends up overpowering the maple.
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