Spice Sandwich Cake with Maple Buttercream Icing

Spice Sandwich Cake with Maple Buttercream Icing

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If you can find maple essence this spice cake is well worth making. It's deliciously light and perfect with maple icing. A nice change from chocolate.


Serves: 14 

  • Cake
  • 2 1/3 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (150g) packed brown sugar
  • 170g copha
  • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • Buttercream Icing
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 125 copha
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoured essence
  • 4 cups (560g) icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 23cm cake tins.
  2. Sift flour, white sugar, bicarb soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt together. Add brown sugar, copha and buttermilk. Beat 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Buttercream Icing: Cream butter and copha together. Add maple flavouring. Gradually add icing sugar. Gradually add milk and continue beating until light and airy, add more milk if necessary.
  5. To Assemble: When the cakes are cool use the buttercream icing between the layers and to cover the cake.

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