French Canadian Frosted Maple Gingerbread

“Molasses, ginger and maple syrup are inextricably linked with early Canadian foods.”
READY IN:
55mins
YIELD:
1 cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift together the flour, soda, ginger and salt.
  2. Beat the egg until it is foamy, then gradually beat in the maple syrup, sour cream, and butter or bacon fat.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients, beating until well blended.
  4. Pour into a greased and lightly floured 11 x 7 x 1 1/2 inch baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350 F.
  6. for 30 to 40 minutes, or until cake pulls away from the sides of the pan.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool.
  8. Combine all the frosting ingredients in a bowl, beat with an electric mixer until smooth, creamy and of spreading consistency.
  9. Place the icing in big swirls on the cake and sprinkle to taste with chopped walnuts.
  10. The Canadian Cook Book.

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