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Frosted Maple Gingerbread Cake

Source: Eating Well by Burt Wolf
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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  50 Minutes
  Makes 10 servings
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For the Cake:
1 egg
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Frosting:
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon heavy cream
6 tablespoons maple syrup
DIRECTIONS
FOR THE CAKE:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


In a bowl, combine the egg, maple syrup, sour cream, and melted butter; blend well.


In a second bowl, sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, and salt and mix well. Combine the liquid and dry ingredients until they are well blended.


Pour the batter into a greased and lightly floured 8-by-8-inch baking pan and bake for 35 minutes or until the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan.


Transfer to a serving dish and let cool before frosting.


FOR THE FROSTING:
In a bowl, combine all of the frosting ingredients. Mix until smooth. Spread over the cooled gingerbread.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 10 servings
Calories: 383
Fat. Total: 11g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 68g
Sodium: 267mg
% Cal. from Fat: 26%
Cholesterol: 46mg
Protein: 4g
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Rating: 3
by: Julie, VA Reviewed: 02/19/2010
So-So
I wouldn't bother to make this again. The maple flavor is weak. It's been ages since I've had gingerbread from a box mix, but I think I would prefer that over this recipe for flavor. This cake is very moist.
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