Maple Cake and Happy Canada Day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Food Librarian - Maple Cake for Canada Day
Happy Canada Day!!

I've never been to Canada and am dying to visit...hopefully someday soon!

The closest I've been is La Cañada Flintridge. Ha ha ha. Let me explain: La Cañada Flintridge is a city in Los Angeles County that has a Spanish tilde over the ñ. Cañada means gorge, ravine in Spanish. I spoke to a resident once and she spelled out her address: "It's LA CANADA but with the swiggle over the N."

Food Librarian - Maple Cake for Canada Day
Canada Day inspired me to make this Maple Cake!

Food Librarian - Maple Cake for Canada Day Food Librarian - Maple Cake for Canada Day
The batter is simple and basic. Uses 3/4 c of maple syrup.

Made with a full cup of Maple Syrup from Canada! The glaze is a combo of more maple syrup, melted butter and powdered sugar.

And, to complete the Canada Day theme, I'm going to see "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds tonight. She plays a CANADIAN! Oh dear, I'm so themed today I feel like I'm the living version of a Canadian Tablescape by Sandra Lee. (Those tablescapes scare me!)

Maple Cake
I found this recipe in the Everyday Food Holiday 2007 Special Edition.

1. Whisk together in a separate bowl: 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 t baking powder, 1/2 t baking soda, 1/2 t salt
2. Beat together until light and fluffy: 2 sticks butter (room temp), 3/4 cup maple syrup, 1/2 cup sugar
3. Add 2 large eggs, one at a time
4. Mix in 1 t vanilla extract
5. On low speed, alternate the flour mixture and 3/4 cup sour cream. Don't overmix. Start and end with the flour.
6. Pour into a buttered and floured 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in the pan, remove and cool completely on a rack.
7. Glaze with the Maple Glaze: 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 T butter (melted), 1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Food Librarian - Maple Cake for Canada Day
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32 comments:

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Canada Day to you! Love the cake, the perfect way to celebrate!

Nithya said... [Reply to comment]

Maple cake looks perfect and yummm.. Really feel like having a piece right away. tempting pics. :)

Ingrid said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for sharing. The cake sounds great. My kiddos which are lovers of syrup (yeah, I know not quite the same thing) would probably enjoy this.
~ingrid

Parita said... [Reply to comment]

Ah i wish to see The Proposal, recently saw its trailer and sounds like fun movie :) Cake looks scrumptous!!

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Cananda day even if we re not Canadian. I visited Canada once since my boyfriend is Canadian but now we live so so fa away. Nice place to visit though. This cake looks so moist and delicious. The maple frosting must be so good !! Enjoy the film tonight :)

Hilary said... [Reply to comment]

Great cake for Canada Day! Though in true C-Day fashion it should have a maple leaf made of strawberries on the top.

I hope you visit soon!

Blue is Bleu said... [Reply to comment]

Yum yum :D I might make this for this weekend's festivities! Love me some maple syrup! Btw Ryan Reynolds is Canadian, so that'll add to your Canada Day fun hehe! Enjoy!

Clivia said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely cake and very thoughtful too. Happy Canada Day from Toronto, Canada!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

what a great looking cake. you should try to visit the Britis Columbia section of Canada, especially Vancouver. It's a wonderul city.

Patsyk said... [Reply to comment]

the cake looks like an ideal way to celebrate! is it as moist as it looks?

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Canada Day to you! Your cake looks so good! I love maple syrup and I bet this cake is terrific with the maple flavor. Enjoy the movie - I want to see that one too!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, that looks so good! I love maple, but always too worried of messing it up by adding syrup to cake batter.

justJENN said... [Reply to comment]

How weird. I didn't even know it was La Canada Flintridge day, yet I too posted a Maple Cake recipe. What are the chances?

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Canada Day! It's so cute that you made a lovely little maple cake. I also agree that the tablescapes are a bit freaky. What exactly would be on a Canadian themed tablescape? Maple leaves? Metric system symbols?

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

I think this is the perfect cake to celebrate Canada day!

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

Love anything maple, so this cake is right up my alley. I've spent a couple of Canada Days in the Canadian Rockies and it was sublime.

pinkstripes said... [Reply to comment]

Your maple cake sounds delicious. I'll have to try it.

Have you tried the Trader Joe's Grade B maple syrup yet? It looks like a wine bottle. Anyway, that stuff is to die for.

Yes, you must go to Canada. It's wonderful.

Leslie said... [Reply to comment]

This looks fantastic! I must make it today. Fortunately, I have everything in my pantry that I need. Thanks for sharing this one!

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

so weird. I was just browsing through that back issue a few days ago and I bookmarked this recipe!

Happy Canada day- enjoy your movie!

I also love your last post, but I'm toolazy to comment twice :-)

Cucinista said... [Reply to comment]

Canada day celebrations galore in Trafalgar Square today, flags flying everywhere. What I really wanted was some of your cake

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmmmmmmm MAPLE! Love, love, love... but it is getting to be soooo expensive.

Happy Canada day to you too! :)

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

This looks wonderful! Let us know how the movie is...it's on my list!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

First of all...those tablescapes are scary!! Someone has too much time on their hands. Anyway...this cake looks fantastic. I am a sucker for pretty much anything with maple!

Laura C. said... [Reply to comment]

My daughter and I just made this cake. We didn't have quite enough maple syrup so we substituted with about 1/2 C honey and it worked fine. This cake is delicious and so easy to make! It will be a repeat recipe, for sure!

finsmom said... [Reply to comment]

Such a perfect cake to celebrate!

Em said... [Reply to comment]

Hey! I know where La Canada Flintridge is! I'm less than half an hour away from there :)

Your cake looks great!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

Love the maple cake for canada Day! Wish I had a piece to try. Looks yummy!

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

This sounds so incredible and looks so delicious! I am bookmarking this one to try soon.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm I love maple. What a super simple and delicious looking cake. That glaze sounds especially yummy.

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

I love love love maple. This one's going on my list!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This cake looks and sounds so delicious. I would really love to have a piece with the hot cup of tea that I'm drinking right now! XO, Racheal

lyndsay said... [Reply to comment]

you're so cute!! come to vancouver where i live and we'll eat stuff!!!! :)

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