Mother’s Day is coming up. What are your plans? Mother nature still can’t make up her mind; one day, it’s nice and the next, it’s a bit gloomy. Nonetheless, maple syrup season wrapped up not too long ago here in Canada. When individuals think what food items represent Canada, the answers typically include maple syrup or ice wine.
If you plan to make a special meal for mom this coming Sunday, why not include this delicious dessert? I like it best when it is served warm but my husband likes it slightly chilled so play around with this recipe and see how you like it best. 🙂
Maple Cake (Serves 16)
1.5 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 unsalted butter, melted
1/2 c coconut sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 c 1% milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c maple syrup
1/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
zest of a whole lemon
2 c 35% whipping cream
1 c 35% whipping cream
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp Tahitian Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven at 400oF. Line a 9″ x 9″ cake pan with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, grease the pan well with either oil OR butter.
- In a saucepan, bring maple syrup, lemon juice, and whipping cream to boil and reserve sauce. Add lemon zest at the very end. Let sauce sit.
- In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl, combine butter (melted) and sugar. Add eggs into mixture and mix until smooth. Add in milk and vanilla extract.
- Stir in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Pour cake batter into the bottom of the cake pan. Pour sauce over top of the cake.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes. The cake is ready when the toothpick comes out of the cake clean.
- Meanwhile, prepare the whipped cream (35% whipped cream + sugar + vanilla extract). Whip until soft peaks appear.
- Wash fresh berries.
- Serve warm (but like I mentioned above, my husband likes this cake cold too. :)) **
**I have suggested to cut the cake into 16 pieces but I know many individuals can have at least 2 squares per sitting.
Food For Thought: How do you use maple syrup? Besides the traditional pancakes and maple syrup combination, are there any unique ways you like to have your maple syrup?
I hope you like this dessert because this recipe has become a family favourite among my nieces and nephews.