Maple Syrup Cake

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 ¾ cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (butternuts preferred)

Oven temp- 375 degrees
Baking time- 25 minutes
Pan type- 9 inch square pan

Preheat oven-grease your pan

Cream shortening; add in the sugar gradually and cream well together. Add maple syrup a small amount at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and eggs, and beat the mixture vigorously.

Sift the flour, salt and baking powder and add to the mixture alternately with the milk.
Mix only enough to blend the flour. Stir in the chopped nuts and pour into prepared pan. Bake for suggested time.



  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups Confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
Bring syrup to boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter; add sugar and continue cooling until consistency is right for spreading.
Frosting thickens as syrup cools.
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