Buttermilk Maple Spice Cake
• 1cup all purpose flour • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp ground ginger • 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/4 tsp ground cloves • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg • pinch of cayenne pepper • 2 eggs, lightly beaten • 2/3 cup buttermilk
• 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
Sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cloves, nutmeg and cayenne into a large bowl. Set aside.
In another bowl, blend eggs, buttermilk, maple syrup, oil and molasses.
Make a well in the dry mixture and stir in the egg mixture, just until smooth; do not beat. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes until a tester inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan.
Yield: 9-12 servings.
(from the Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich)