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."
Canada Day inspired me to make this Maple Cake!
The batter is simple and basic. Uses 3/4 c of maple syrup.
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!)
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