French Canadian Frosted Maple Gingerbread

Lynn Clay

By
@LavenderLynn

Molasses, ginger and maple syrup are inextricably linked with early Canadian foods.

This recipe is from The Canadian Cookbook.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
1 cake
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/3 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
ginger
1/2 tsp
salt
1
egg
1 c
pure maple syrup
1 c
sour cream
4 Tbsp
melted butter
frosting:
2-3 c
icing sugar, sifted
2 Tbsp
soft butter
3 Tbsp
tablespoons maple syrup
1 Tbsp
sour cream or whipping cream

Step-By-Step

1Sift together the flour, soda, ginger and salt.
2Beat the egg until it is foamy, then gradually beat in the maple syrup, sour cream, and butter.
3Gradually add the dry ingredients, beating until well blended.
4Pour into a greased and lightly floured 11 x 7 x 1 1/2 inch baking pan.
5Bake at 350 F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until cake pulls away from the sides of the pan.
6Remove from the oven and let it cool.
7Combine all the frosting ingredients in a bowl, beat with an electric mixer until smooth, creamy and of spreading consistency.
8Place the icing in big swirls on the cake and sprinkle to taste with chopped walnuts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian