I am a big fan of the website Food52. If you haven’t visited, it is a collection of recipes submitted by home cooks who happen to be very good. There are columns on all things culinary and a contest every week such as “Favorite Dish with Chickpeas” or “Favorite Way to Eat Eggs for Dinner”. You may find my recipe for Maple Pudding among their catalog which I submitted for the contest “Best Maple Dish”. (Didn’t win – I would be bitter but the winner had a recipe for 18-hour roasted pork shoulder with maple and fennel that was to die for).
This maple recipe was submitted by a person with the handle, hardlikearmour. They used a recipe from their local bakery and tweaked it to their liking. I have done the same here, putting a Runamok spin on it with our Cinnamon+Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup in the final glaze. If you are a cardamom fan the Cardamom Infused Maple Syrup would also work. This cake is moist and delectable with a sweet and nutty crumb topping. During sugaring season it gets devoured by the crew even if I double or triple the recipe.