Iced Maple Lemon Cake

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Iced maple lemon cake
8-10 portions


  • 225g unsalted butter, softened plus extra for greasing
  • 175g maple sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 225g self-raising flour, sieved
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp ground ginger
  • Zest of 1 lemon

For the iced topping:

  • Juice of 1⁄2 lemon
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 150g icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/Gas 3 and grease a loaf tin with butter
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and maple sugar until pale, creamy and fluffy
  3. Mix in eggs one at a time, followed by maple syrup. To this, fold in the flour, baking powder, ginger and lemon zest and stir to fully combine
  4. Pour into a greased loaf tin and smooth over the top. Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean
  5. Remove from the oven, turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool
  6. Meanwhile, mix together all of the iced topping ingredients in a small bowl until a thick but pourable consistency is formed
  7. When the cake is fully cooled, pour the topping in a zig-zag motion and leave to set. Garnish with extra lemon zest and serve
  8. Keep in an airtight container for 3 – 4 days or freeze straightaway for up to a month

This tangy iced lemon loaf cake can be enjoyed at anytime of the day – or night.

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.

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More about Maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

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 doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

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

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