November 7, 2013

Little Maple Cakes

Remember the 'My Little House Cookbook' post the other day? Well here's a recipe we made from it. Little Maple Cakes. Aren't they so sweet?

These are basically little mapley, gingery muffins with a delightful maple glaze on the top. They were super awesome, but the maple awesome is best consumed warm, not too long after they have cooled out of the oven and you have frosted them. Eat them then, or within 12-24 hrs max. After that, I noticed a drop down in the awesome, mostly because they are so teeny tiny, I think they get stale fairly quickly. They're still good a day later, don't get me wrong, but the squeal of 'OH THESE ARE SO NICE' (don't you say that??) will spring forth from you a lot more if they are still a teensy bit warm.

So eat them up quick. They are so CUTE and TEENY TINY, this is not hard to do.

I love tiny treats!

LITTLE MAPLE CAKES (via 'My Little House Coobook')


1 and 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream

Maple Icing Ingredients:

1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 tablespoon butter, softened
pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 maple syrup


Grease one 24 yield mini muffin pan, or two 12 yield mini muffin pans. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Mix the dry ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients (egg, butter, sour cream, syrup) in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones. Mix until blended. Put 2 tablespoons batter into each mini muffin slot.

Bake 12 minutes. Remove and let cool on a rack.

For the icing, blend the sugar, butter, salt and vanilla with a mixer, and then add the remaining syrup. Glaze mini muffins and then EAT THEM!

I didn't have these with tea or hot cider, but I wish that I had.


  1. Ohhh....those look good. No worries about them going stale around this lady, lol! Love maple :)

    1. the maple icing...oh my. I want a whole cake with maple icing!

  2. These look wonderful! I think we might make them this weekend! And thanks so much for participating in the giveaway, the general response has been somewhat lackluster.

    1. Man, those games looked amazing!! I pinned it as well. They looked GREAT! Later today I'll post it on FB

  3. Oh they're beautiful and I bet amazing with coffee.

    1. great idea! i'm not a coffee drinker but I believe that this would be very true :)

  4. Um, yum! They look quite tasty, like something to make and consume on a frosty fall weekend morning...

    1. with a blanky! and a fire! and fuzzy slippers! :)

  5. I think they will be delicious with tea!!! They sure look yummy! I love maple flavor so this recipe gets my vote!