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.


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1 cake
15 Min
40 Min


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2 1/3 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
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


  • 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.

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About French Canadian Frosted Maple Gingerbread

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

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