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Buttermilk Maple Spice Cake Recipe

Buttermilk Maple Spice Cake Recipe

This simple cake makes an elegant finish to a sit-down dinner, but it also holds up well for a brown-bag lunch.

Either way, this winning cake has plenty of rich taste without a lot of fat or calories.


1 cup unbleached or all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

2. Sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cloves, nutmeg, and cayenne into a large bowl. Set aside.

3. In another bowl, blend the eggs, buttermilk, maple syrup, oil, and molasses.

4. Make a well in the dry mixture and stir in the egg mixture, just until smooth; do not beat. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan.

Serves 9 – 12.

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Adapted from Maple Syrup Cookbook, by Ken Haedrich (Storey Books, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Ken Haedrich. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Maple Syrup Cookbook, by Ken Haedrich (Storey Books, 2001).

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1:37AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Sounds great.Interesting.Thanks for sharing

4:15PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012


10:50AM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Great recipe - thanks for posting.

9:24AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Thank you

2:10AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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