Maple Cake from Scratch

Maple Cake from Scratch | A sprinkling of powdered sugar makes this cake an easy and quick dessert option for any occasion! I love making something from scratch. Even though I take a lot of short cuts when cooking or baking, and many of my recipes are semi-homemade, a dessert like this Maple Cake is best made from scratch. There is something about using fresh ingredients and putting it all together that is so satisfying. Sometimes a recipe is just as easy and quick from scratch as it would be if you took a short cut. I suppose you could use a yellow cake mix to make this Maple Cake but I honestly don’t think it would save you any time. It’s super easy and so good.

Maple Cake from Scratch | An sprinkling of powdered sugar makes this cake an easy and quick dessert option for any occasion!

Maple Cake from Scratch

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  • 1 cup butter softened 2 sticks
  • 3/4 c. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer put the softened butter, sugar and maple syrup.
  • Beat on medium speed until fluffy (about 5 min.)
  • Add eggs one at a time mixing well in between additions.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture in 3 batches to the butter/sugar mixture alternating with sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  • Combine well and scrape the bowl after each addition.
  • Put batter in a prepared 9 x 9 baking pan.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes until a knife inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  • To serve: Dust with powdered sugar or add a dollop of whipped cream to each piece.


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If you don’t have a 9 x 9 baking pan you can use a muffin tin or even bread pans. The rule of thumb I follow when filling a baking dish is to go about half way up the side of the pan. I opted for my go-to cake topping of a sprinkling of powdered sugar. You could also make a powdered sugar glaze and add a little maple syrup…or you could just drizzle maple syrup right from the bottle. Honestly, they are all great options!

Maple Cake from Scratch | A sprinkling of powdered sugar makes this cake an easy and quick dessert option for any occasion!When I decided to try this Maple Cake recipe, I already knew where I was going to get the maple syrup. I’ve followed the blog Finding Home for a while, but as a blogger I don’t have a lot of time to keep up with what everyone is doing. Laura’s posts are ones I rarely miss though…and her family took a leap of faith not long ago and opened their own business. They produce maple syrup and have a lovely online shop. Take a look and if you need some maple syrup, they have the best.

Maple Cake from Scratch | A sprinkling of powdered sugar instead of frosting makes this cake an easy and quick dessert option for any occasion! Visit my category archives Bars and Cakes for more inspiration!

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  1. Linda Sangirardi says:

    Hi Ann,

    Another one for me to try! Btw…love these dishes!


  2. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Scrumptious and so so beautiful! I’m making this for sure!!! LOVE your images Ann!

  3. Laura Putnam says:


    Not only am I dying to try a piece of that cake, your sweet words have me all choked up. I saw that you had ordered syrup but my husband got the package sent out before I got to drop in a note! Thank you so much for your kindness and support. I literally was in the middle of writing tomorrow’s post about simple acts of kindness when I saw your post come through! Thank you for this, truly, more than you can know!

    Thank you!


  4. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Thanks Ann, i know this will be delicious,all your other recipes have and simple to make. You are the best,hope you had a great weekend.

  5. Susan Lupo says:

    My neighbor sent me the link to your website and I absolutely love it and now I always look forward to your next e-mail! So refreshing and beautifully done. Thank you, Ann.


  6. says:

    I agree that made for scratch recipes are really the best. I know may people don’t have lots of time, but sometimes it doesn’t really take that long to put a really good recipe from scratch together. I love that Laura’s family was able to start their Maple Syrup business.