Maple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 Easy to make, beautiful and simply delicious. Recipe by Baking Ginger

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup golden syrup will also do the trick
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Ultra Mel custard
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup macadamia nut flour

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 230 g cream cheese
  • 3 cups icing sugar sifted

For the topping:

  • Blackberries
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Salted Caramel Sauce

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat the oven to 180ยบC and line two cake tins with baking paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, use an electric beater to whip the sugar, oil, maple syrup, Ultra Mel and eggs.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 additions, scraping down the bowl in between each addition.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake tins.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a fork inserted comes out clean
  • Allow the cake to cool before frosting.

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • Using the whisk attachment, beat the butter and cream cheese until lighter in colour.
  • Add the icing sugar a little at a time and then continue to whisk until desired consistency is achieved. About 5-10 minutes.
  • Once the cake has cooled, place the first cake on a plate and spread a little frosting over the top. Add a drizzle of salted caramel sauce (you can add as much as you want) in the middle and the place the next layer on top.
  • Cover the cake in the remaining frosting and decorate with fresh fruits and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce