Looking for a delicious dessert? How about making a Maple Syrup Cake Crumble for your family to enjoy?
We are a family that LOVES maple syrup. So much so, that we tapped a few maple trees at my parents’ place in order to make a little bit of our own maple syrup. A pretty Canadian thing to do, right? hehe We don’t make a lot of maple syrup, just enough to have fun and enjoy a few maple treats including sugar on snow. YUMMY! There’s something really fun about seeing sap transform into something to sweet just by boiling it.
Here’s a photo I shared on Instagram a few weeks back:
Making a Dessert with Maple Syrup
Two weekends ago, Sébastien decided to make a dessert for us and the girls. Ok, so maybe he didn’t decide, maybe I suggested that it would be nice if he would bake something for us, something involving maple syrup. We’ve been together for almost 18 years and he hasn’t baked very much since we’ve been a couple, but he says he baked a lot when he was still living with his parents. I figured it’s about time that he shows us! hehe
I searched the web for a dessert with Maple Syrup. That’s when I came across a Maple Syrup Cake. It looked so delicious and I have a thing for cakes baked in a bundt pan. Anyways, I showed Sébastien the recipe and we both agreed that it should be pretty easy to make.
He took out all the ingredients, pre-measuring everything and putting them aside in individual bowls. It looked like a food show with everything arranged that way. I must admit that this thought came across my mind ”Great, we’ll have a bunch of dishes to do after.” Oups.
How to Grease a Pan
He proceeded to grease the bundt pan with cooking spray. I’m quite particular when it comes to greasing bake ware. If I use a cooking spray, I will follow through with a paper towel and rub it everywhere to make sure that every bit of the pan is greased. However, by the time I noticed that he had skipped that step, he had already put flour inside the pan too. I wasn’t quite convinced that he had greased it well enough, but figured I should just let him be. I mean, he was making the dessert for us.
He continued putting together the recipe while I stayed in the next room so that I could give him his space while he worked. About 20 minutes later, he had the cake in the oven.
Let me tell you, the maple syrup cake smelled so good! I was drooling as it was baking, no joke!
Once the cake was finished baking, Sébastien took it out of the oven. He let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes (as per the recipe).
Removing a Cake from the Pan
Next up, removing the cake from the pan. I showed him how I like to remove cakes from pans. I place a baking rack over the pan and flipping it over, so that the cake goes directly onto the rack. Like that the cake can continue to cool on the rack.
Anyways, as I demonstrated my technique, things didn’t go as planned. Only part of the cake followed! Yep, most of the cake was stuck in the pan. As I had originally thought, the pan wasn’t greased and floured properly.
I felt so bad. Sébastien worked so hard to make us a yummy dessert and it was broken, half on the rack and the other half stuck in the pan.
How to Save a Cake
I was determined to save the cake. I had to find a solution, I mean I couldn’t let all his hard work go to waste. And then the idea came! Instead of having a cake per-say, why not put the pieces inside a dish… making it into a crumble of some sort? I thought the idea was genius! Don’t you agree?
We proceeded to put the pieces of cake inside a dish, eating a few pieces as we went (The cake was seriously delicious!). We obviously scooped out the cake that was stuck in the pan, no waste! Too good to waste!
Drizzling Icing over the Maple Syrup Cake Crumble
Sébastien made the icing as directed in the recipe. However since it was originally meant to be an actually cake, that meant that it made more icing than we needed for the crumble. We drizzled some of the icing over the crumble until we judged that we had enough.
And voilà, here’s our:
Maple Syrup Cake Crumble
The Maple Syrup Cake Crumble was absolutely delicious! The girls and I have been begging Sébastien to make more! Which I think he will this weekend. He’s willing to do it again because if the cakes sticks again, he knows that it won’t got to waste, we’ll just make it into a crumble.
Has your significant other ever attempted a recipe that didn’t turn out as planned? Were you able to save the day with a solution? I’d LOVE to hear about it!
Have a GREAT day!
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