Maple Sugar Mini-Cakes with Maple Nuggets

Fancy Pastries / Recipes with Maple Syrup

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10-12 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1/2 cup sweet butter, softened
  • 1 cup fine maple sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup 2% or 3.25% milk
  • 1/4 cup maple nuggets


  1. Butter and flour three small 15 cm x 7 cm x 5 cm (6 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 in) baking pans or a 20 cm (8 in) cake pan. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a whisk, whip the butter and maple sugar.
  3. Add eggs and continue to whip until mixture turns pale yellow.
  4. In a large bowl or onto parchment paper, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add flour mixture to eggs, alternating with the addition of milk, and scraping the sides well with a spatula. Stir to incorporate ingredients well, but don’t overmix.
  6. Divide batter among cake pans and sprinkle with maple nuggets.
  7. Place pans on middle rack of oven, then set temperature to 190° C (375° F). It’s important to not preheat the oven. Bake 50 minutes or until the tip of a knife inserted into the centre of a cake comes out clean.
  8. Serve this cake with a nice berry (such as sea buckthorn) coulis or a maple syrup-rhubarb compote.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes by Nancy Samson

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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