Posted by AnonymousThis is a popular recipe along the eastern seaboard where maple syrup runs in March.
Maple Ginger Cake
- 2 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup shortening 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup real maple syrup 2/3 cup sour cream 2 eggs 1/3 cup sour cream
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake layer pans.
2 Sift together into a bowl; cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add the shortening, brown sugar, maple syrup, and 2/3 cup sour cream. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer set at medium speed. Beat in the eggs and 1/3 cup sour cream and mix for another 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.
3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cake springs back lightly when touched. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pans and continue cooling.