Maple Dessert Recipes

Maple Nut Cake

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup maple syrup
2 eggs
2-1/4 cups cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts
In a bowl, cream the butter, sugar, syrup and eggs. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in nuts. Pour into two greased and floured 8-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.FROSTING:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
In a heavy saucepan or double boiler, combine the frosting ingredients. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating over low heat until frosting reaches 160, about 8-10 minutes. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Beat on high until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes. Frost between layers and over the top and sides of the cake. Yield: 12-14 servings.