Thursday, August 16, 2012

Laura's Little Maple Cakes

This summer we have been reading the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and these are a perfect after school snack to go along with the books.

Laura's Little Maple Cakes

  • 1 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teapsoon Baking Soda
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Mix together the flour, baking soda, salt & ginger in a bowl.

3. Combine melted butter, maple syrup, egg & sour cream in a small bowl.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mis until thoroughly blended.

5. Lightly grease the cups in a mini-muffin tin.

6. Fill the mini-muffin cups using two tablespoons, one to scoop the batter and the other to push it off into the tin.

7. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the cakes are a light golden color. When the muffins are cool enough to handle, remove from the pans.

Maple Icing:
  • 1 cup Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Softened Butter
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
1. To make the Maple Icing, blend sugar butter, salt and vanilla. Add maple syrup and beat until completely smooth.

2. Decorate each cake by dipping the top of each muffin into the icing and giving it a twist.

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1 comment:

  1. Love how this connects to what book you're reading. I'd like to do this when my kids get older!


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