Maple Syrup Spice Cake
All the great flavors of Fall are in this cake. A little cinnamon, nutmeg, and the sweet flavor of maple syrup form the seasonal medley - yum!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt, ground cloves and nutmeg
- 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
- 8 tablespoons (1-stick) butter or shortening, softened
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup whipped cream
- Ground nutmeg, optional
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 13 × 9-inch cake pan.
Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ground cloves and nutmeg.
Combine brown sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at high speed until creamy. Add egg yolks and beat until blended. Add flour mixture alternately with half-and-half and maple syrup, beating well after each addition.
Place egg whites in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into batter.
Spoon batter into prepared cake pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack.
Cut into squares. Top each serving with whipped cream. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.