Maple Crunch Cake with Maple Pecan Swirl Ice Cream

 I’m going to throw myself into a maple syrup -induced coma any moment now. A happy sugar coma.

I tend to do that when I go home to Canada. All those foods you associate with growing up? Splurge time. All dressed potato chips.
Ketchup chips.
Reece’s pieces.
Proper lemonade.
Summer harvest pie.
Sour peach candies.
Baby carrots (the tiny little smooth type sold in a bag. Dipped in ranch dressing.)
Raspberries. I’ve breathed in a container a day.
Curd cheese. *squeak!*
Snow peas.

… you get the picture.

As for that maple syrup? I was visiting Lanark County for a bit. “Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario”.
So really? Totally in my element.

And now, after 3 weeks of gorging, I find myself waddling back onto the plane.

Adios, Canada. I’ll be home to see you again soon xx

Maple Crunch Cake with Maple Pecan Swirl Ice Cream recipe | The Canadian Cabin

Mini Maple Crunch Cakes (small scale recipe)

Mix together

1 1/2 cups sf gf flour

1/2 cup gf plain flour

1 cup white sugar

Stir in

150g butter

½ cup maple syrup (real)

1/2 cup milk

½ cup pecans

Beat in

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

Pour into mini cake pans, and bake for 1 hours at 140oC

Maple Pecan Ice Cream

As usual, egg free.

Stir over medium heat,

½ cup thickened cream

½ cup milk

¼ cup maple syrup

½ white sugar

until the sugar is dissolved

Stir in

¼ cup crushed pecans

Place in fridge to cool before using ice cream maker to complete frozen fluffiness.

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  1. They look ridiculously good, but then, most things with maple syrup do! Welcome back to Australia :)

  2. It’s been 25 years since I was in Canada, and the border is only a couple of hours away. Why don’t I go there? Canadians are such great people, and the food. Oh, the food. You’ve made me teary with jealousy. These recipes are now bookmarked and on my ‘to do’ list. I’m so glad you were able to go and bring this back for all of us. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thanks Vanessa, it’s good to have my kitchen back at least, even if I do wish I was still home in Canada!
    And wow, Mac, that’s a long time! Lots have changed in 25 years for sure. :)

  4. I almost hyperventilated when I happened across this recipe while looking for a recipe for maple something ice cream but may have actually shed a tear when I noticed that those amazing looking cakes are made with GF flour. My daughter and I (both celiacs)are dying to try this. Thank you, thank you!

  5. Hi Jen,
    It’s always a struggle being celiac isn’t it! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did :)

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