Maple Crown Cake

Desserts / Cakes / Seasonal / Summer

10 portions


For the sponge

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 250g maple sugar
  • 200g butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the meringue

  • 100ml egg white
  • 200g maple sugar

For the lemon curd

  • 100ml lemon juice
  • 100g maple sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g butter

To garnish

  • Fresh strawberries


To make the sponge

  1. Pre-heat the oven 170°C.
  2. Grease and line a 25cm springform cake tins with non-stick baking paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup and maple sugar using an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the lightly beaten egg a tablespoon at a time, beating well between additions until fully incorporated.
  5. Using a large spoon, carefully fold the flour into the batter. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake tins.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until springy to the touch and a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cakes. Remove and allow the tins to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before turning out and peeling away the non-stick baking paper.

To make the meringue

  1. Add egg whites to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, mix on low, increasing to medium until egg white become foamy peaks. Then, add sugar a few tablespoons at a time until incorporated and meringue becomes stiff and glossy.
  2. Pipe the meringue out onto the prepared baking sheet using a large round star nozzle.

To make the lemon curd

  1. In a pan, pour lemon juice and half of the maple sugar then bring to a simmer.
  2. In a bowl, mix the eggs with the other half of maple sugar.
  3. Add the egg mix to the lemon juice and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the butter bit by bit, then pour the curd into a bowl. Cool the curd in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours.


  1. Cut the sponge in half lengthwise.
  2. With a large round pastry cutter, cut the middle of both sponges.
  3. Pipe some lemon curd on one of the sponges, then add the other one on the top.
  4. Pipe more lemon curd on the top and decorate with strawberries and meringues.
  5. You can use the middle piece to make a mini crown using the same method above.

A majestic cake to commemorate the Coronation of Charles III! Made with maple syrup, maple sugar and lemon juice, this coronation cake is packed with sweet, zesty flavour. The perfect centrepiece for your coronation party!

If you like the look of this special crown cake, make sure to check out the rest of our maple syrup cakes! 

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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