But­ter­milk Maple Spice Cake

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• 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)

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