Saturday, September 14, 2013

All maple syrup cake – Just like America



A friend of ours who spent his summer holiday in the USA visited us. We had everything from watching photos to loads of American souvenirs. I baked this cake for this occasion. Sure this is no authentic American recipe, but it matched the souvenirs nicely.



All maple syrup cake



All maple syrup cake



All maple syrup cake



All maple syrup cake




All maple syrup cake with pecans

For the pecan & maple syrup sponge cake:

- 8 eggs
- 150 ml maple syrup
- zest of a lemon
- a pinch of salt
- 180 g flour
- 12 g baking powder
- 100 g pecan, toasted and ground

For the maple syrup meringue:

- 2 egg whites
- 120 ml maple syrup
- 130 g sugar
- ¼ tsp. tartaric acid
- ¼ tsp. salt
- optional: zest of a lemon/ 1 vanilla pod/ 2 tbsp. rum/ 2 tbsp. apricot jam/ 2 tbsp. pecan, toasted and ground
- for the top: butter caramels, cut in pieces

Preparation:

1. For the sponge cake beat the egg yolks until light and foamy, then pour the maple syrup to the egg yolks while stirring constantly. Add the lemon zest and the salt and mix them well.
2. Sift together the flour and the baking powder and add the pecans.
3. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold the egg whites and the flour & pecan mixture to the egg yolks in turns.
4. Pour the batter to a baking pan (buttered & sprinkled with flour) and bake until golden brown (appr. 40 minutes) in the oven preheated to 160°C.
5. For the meringue beat all ingredients with the exception of the optional ingredients in a double boiler until stiff peaks form. In the end, mix in the optional ingredient(s) chosen.
6. Pile the meringue on the sponge cake and sprinkle it with the pieces of butter caramels.
 


All maple syrup cake



All maple syrup cake


All maple syrup cake


All maple syrup cake

19 comments:

  1. This cake is so unbelievably gorgeous! I love everything maple, and this cake looks brilliant. Pinning! :)

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  2. I love maple syrup - this sounds and looks like a beautiful and tasty cake!

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  3. Looks like a truly fabulous cake, I can almost smell the yumminess thought the computer!

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    1. Thanks Diane! It's always so good to hear these!

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  4. Hello! Just came across this and your chestnut mousse cake on pinterest. The amazing pictures caught my eye and I'm so glad to have found your blog! It's really beautiful :)

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    1. Hello Joey! Wow! And thanks for these super words!

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  5. This looks amazing! I love the idea of maple syrup meringue. And the photos are wonderful! So glad Pinterest brought me to your blog!

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  6. This looks amazing! I love the idea of maple syrup meringue. And the photos are wonderful! So glad Pinterest brought me to your blog!

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  7. That is one gorgeous cake! Thanks for the recipe. I will try this one soon! I just hope I can nail it. Thanks! - http://sugarshackvt.com/

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  8. Oh man oh man oh man, that looks good. I'd even eat it for breakfast. ;)
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  9. I love your photos. The colors and environments.
    Congratulations
    kiss
    Cláudia

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  10. I have always made an old fashioned syrup cake that is an ancient recipe from handed down recipe of the oldest Creole Ladies of Southwest Louisiana. Of course after Katrina Creole, Louisiana had only the church and the courthouse left from Creole and Cameron. Hurricane Katrina took everything else with her. I love syrup cake and will try this using Maple. I do love Maple. Thanks for the beautiful recipe. I would be happy to send you my recipe that has been made for hundreds of years if you would like it. It is a wonderful cake!

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  11. Could you tell me what tartaric acid is? Is it the same as Cream of Tartar? I love your blog and this recipe sounds just delicious, as maple is a particular favourite of mine.

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