Oct 172010
 

Cake 2

Cake Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

Butter

Butter

Add Brown Sugar

Add Brown Sugar

Mix

Mix

Edd Eggs

Edd Eggs

Maple Syrup, Milk, Sour Cream, and Maple Flavoring

Maple Syrup, Milk, Sour Cream, and Maple Flavoring

Mix

Mix

Cake Flour

Cake Flour

Baking Powder

Baking Powder

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Salt

Salt

Spices

Spices

Grated Nutmeg

Grated Nutmeg

Blend

Blend

Add Flour Mix to Butter/Brown Sugar Mix

Add Flour Mix to Butter/Brown Sugar Mix

Alternately with Syrup Mixture

Alternately with Syrup Mixture

Cake Batter

Cake Batter

Mom Putting it in the Pans

Mom Putting it in the Pans

About to go in the Oven

About to go in the Oven

Cooling on the Racks

Cooling on the Racks

Frosting Ingredients

Frosting Ingredients

Butter and Maple Flavoring

Butter and Maple Flavoring

Creaming

Creaming

Add Powdered Sugar

Add Powdered Sugar

Add Sour Cream

Add Sour Cream

Frosting

Frosting

First Layer

First Layer

Plopping on the Frosting

Plopping on the Frosting

Ready for the Second Layer

Ready for the Second Layer

Second Layer

Second Layer

All Frosted

All Frosted

With Maple Candies

With Maple Candies

Maple Sugar Cake

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 whole eggs
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon maple flavoring
2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice, nutmeg and mace
Maple Sugar Frosting
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons maple flavoring
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup sour cream (1/2 to 3/4)
chopped walnuts, optional

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a bowl, combine the syrup, milk, sour cream and maple flavoring. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and mace; add to creamed mixture alternately with syrup mixture.

Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack to cool.

For frosting, in a mixing bowl, cream butter and maple flavoring. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar. Add enough sour cream to achieve spreading consistency. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with walnuts if desired. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe from here.

NOTES: I’m not a huge maple fan, but the frosting was really good! The cakes was pretty easy to make, and hopefully somebody enjoyed it!

Sep 092010
 

Pictures

the Ingredients

the Ingredients

Creaming Butter and Sugar

Creaming Butter and Sugar

Adding Eggs

Adding Eggs

Adding Vanilla

Adding Vanilla

Adding Flour Mixture

Adding Flour Mixture

Adding Applesauce

Adding Applesauce

Batter

Batter

About to go in the Oven

About to go in the Oven

Fresh out of the Oven

Fresh out of the Oven

Icing Ingredients

Icing Ingredients

Cooking the Cream, Brown Sugar and Salt

Cooking the Cream, Brown Sugar and Salt

Boiling

Boiling

Adding the Butter

Adding the Butter

Adding the Vanilla

Adding the Vanilla

Adding the Powdered Sugar

Adding the Powdered Sugar

Stirring it Up

Stirring it Up

All Done

All Done

Completion!!

Completion!!

Apple Spice Cupcakes with Caramel Icing

Apple Spice Cupcakes
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup applesauce
Caramel Icing
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup half and half
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.

Combine dry ingredients into the mixture, be sure to mix alternately with the applesauce.

Fill liners 2/3 full, bake for 20-25 minutes.

Caramel Icing: In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat; cook and stir until smooth. Stir in butter and vanilla.

Remove pan from the heat and let cool slightly (personally I’d transfer it to another bowl).

Stir in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth and/or until you reach desired consistency or sweetness.

This made a lot of icing. Not that I’m complain, I just ate a lot of icing! These where yummy and warm and reminded me of autumn.

Recipe found here.