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Maple Spice Acorn Cakes

Bite-size ginger spiced cakes shaped like acorns are moist and delicious. Brushed with a maple glaze and decorated, these little cakelets make a special treat.
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Keyword ginger, maple cakes, spice cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 30 cakes
Calories 69kcal

Ingredients

Glaze

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour the pan.

For the cakes

  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
  • Combine the milk, maple syrup, vanilla and maple extract in a small bowl
  • Beat the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • Beat in the flour mixture and alternate with the liquid mixture to all are combined.
  • Spoon 1 tbls. of the batter into each acorn well.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes
  • Let cakes cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan to a cooling rack.
  • Repeat spoon 1 tbls of batter in the wells and back as above.

Preparing the glaze

  • In a small bowl mix all the glaze ingredients until smooth and has the consistency of heavy cream.
  • With a pastry brush, brush each acorn with the glaze and then dip the top of the acorn into the sugar.

Notes

Note: The acorn pan is not available anymore and Nordic Ware has replaced it with an Autumn Delights pan

Nutrition

Serving: 1cakelet | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.6g | Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 67mg