Maple Syrup Cakes with Vanilla Mascarpone

We all know that maple syrup is awesome generously slathered over hot pancakes for breakfast, but did you know its also really awesome to use in baking! You can use it in cakes, cookies, cheesecakes or even add it to frosting/icing to add the beautiful distinct sweet and earthy flavour of maple syrup to your baking.

If you’ve never tried it before, give it a go by making these very simple and very tasty maple syrup cakes.

maple syrup cakes

Maple Syrup Cakes with Vanilla Mascarpone
Adapted from a Donna Hay recipe

– 100g unsalted butter, softened
– 2/3 cup brown sugar
– 2 1/2 tbsp caster sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup maple syrup
– 2 tbsp milk
– 1 2/3 cup plain flour, sifted
– 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 250g mascarpone
– 1/4 cup thickened cream
– 1-2 tsp of vanilla extract
– Maple Syrup to serve


Place the butter, brown sugar, and caster sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat and until light and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add the maple syrup, milk, flour, and baking powder and beat until the mixture just comes together and is smooth, do not over beat. Spoon the mixture into a greased 12 cup patty pan and bake for 20mins in a 180 degree celcius oven. Cool slightly in the tins before transferring to a wire rack.

To make the vanilla mascarpone, mix the mascarpone, cream and vanilla extract in bowl. Be careful to only mix until just combined because if you over mix mascarpone it can curdle slightly and become grainy.

Serve the maple syrup cakes warm with a generous spoonful of mascarpone cream on top, and a drizzle of some extra maple syrup.

maple syrup cakes

maple syrup cakes

These cakes really are best served warm, however if you do have any leftover, they keep well in an airtight container but just pop them in the microwave for a quick burst to warm them through slightly before serving.

maple syrup cakes

Enjoy! x