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Golden Maple Raisin Cake

Introduction

Indulge in the warm and comforting flavors of our Golden Maple Raisin Cake, a delightful twist on the classic Rum and Raisin Cake. This moist and tender cake is infused with the sweet essence of pure maple syrup, creating a rich and aromatic treat that will surely become a favorite. Paired with plump raisins and a luscious maple glaze, this cake is a celebration of autumnal sweetness. Gather your ingredients and embark on a journey of maple-infused bliss with this irresistible cake recipe.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup raisins

For the Maple Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Chopped nuts for garnish (optional)

Preparation Steps

For the Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the maple syrup. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in the raisins.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Maple Glaze: 10. In a saucepan, melt the butter and maple syrup over medium heat.

  1. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. Pour the maple glaze over the cooled cake.
  3. Optional: Sprinkle chopped nuts over the glaze for added texture.
  4. Allow the glaze to set before slicing and serving your delightful Maple and Raisin Cake.

Enjoy the rich, sweet flavors of maple in every bite!

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