French Canadian Frosted Maple Gingerbread

Lynn Clay


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

This recipe is from The Canadian Cookbook.


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 cake
15 Min
40 Min


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

How to Make French Canadian Frosted Maple Gingerbread


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

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About French Canadian Frosted Maple Gingerbread

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

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