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Maple Fudge Sour Cream Cake

Sometimes I’m just in the mood for a plain piece of cake with icing; something that goes well with a glass of milk. This is one of those recipes I wrote out many years ago and I don’t know where it’s from. Ingredients include those that you most likely have on hand and it’s easy. You will notice that it has no maple flavoring added to it, but it does have that maple or caramel flavor. You could add some, but it’s great the way it is. If the batter is a little hard to spread, wetting the spoon or spatula helps.

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Beat egg, adding sugar gradually, and then sour cream, beating until smooth. 
  2. Add combined dry ingredients. 
  3. Spread into greased 9 X 9 pan. Bake at 350 F, about 30 min. Cool and ice.
Maple Fudge Icing:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  1. Boil brown sugar, butter and milk hard, stirring constantly, 3 min. 
  2. COOL to lukewarm. Stir in icing sugar and continue stirring until spreadable consistency. This makes a generous amount of icing, but it’s pot licking good!!


  1. Just what I need for the weekend! I printed it and will be making it tommorow! Yummy! Thank you!

  2. I like plain cakes..looks like a good recipe.

  3. Looks like a wonderful fall cake...and I'm all for the finger lickin' icing!

  4. Hi Anneliese
    This looks great. I think I'd love that frosting...

  5. Thanks for this recipe. I too love a simple cake with icing for a change. The extra caramel on the plate makes it just that little bit more special. Kathy

  6. Okay...besides the fact that it looks divine and that it is sure to taste divine!!!!! did you make such a wonderful presentation there lady...that plate is fancier than any restaurant!

  7. I just found your site recently through a friend's blog and I love it! I am so excited to start trying all these amazing recipes! I love the pictures too! You have a knack for making people want to cook your food!

  8. haha...I love that when you made this cake for our fam, you omitted the "sour cream" part of the title and simply called it "Maple Cake"! Wow, do you ever know your boys well!! They loved it and gobbled it up and never knew they were eating their worst enemy!! Cheers for you, Mom! -Kari

  9. Oh . . it looks simply delcious. ..I'm whipping one up tomorrow . . you make it so pretty.

  10. i made this tonight and it was soooooo yummy! the icing makes allot, i think next time i'll half that but it was soooooo good!

  11. oh that does look good. you guys are getting so creative with the pictures.

  12. Hi Aunt Lisa, this cake looks delicious! the presentation is gorgeous - the drizzled icing on the plate and fall leaves...WOW.


  13. Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes! I made this one today, but made it into cupcakes and also threw some toasted walnuts into the icing. They turned out really well! I'll be blogging it tomorrow morning. :-) (with a link back to your recipe since I wasn't sure if you would want your recipe copy & pasted onto another blog).

  14. I made this cake for my extended family for Thanksgiving. Everyone liked it! It was a big hit and also quite easy to make!

    I still have to make the bee sting cake.

    Tom R

  15. Can you tell me if this cake would be good with apples in it? Was thinking of adding them and baking it in a bundt pan...then make the icing a bit thinner like a glaze. have not made this particular recipe before though...

  16. Annonymous,
    apples sound good ... although I would probably prefer to use applesauce...
    For a Bundt pan I would suggest to add 1/2 the recipe again... for example... 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 3 cups flour ...I would do 2 eggs and 1 cup applesauce. Bake it 1 hour ...
    Not sure about thining the glaze ... I think it would just run off. You may want to keep it as thick as possible and just concentrate on the top, letting some drip down the sides.
    Those are just my thoughts and suggestions. Good luck. Let us know how it turns out.

  17. Delicious and quite easy to prepare.My husband lovèd it as did I.


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