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Maple Java Baby Bundt Cakes
with Maple Java Butter Sauce

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  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Medaglia D’Oro Instant Espresso, dissolved in 1 teaspoon boiling water, cooled
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

Maple Java Butter Sauce

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons Medaglia D’Oro Instant Espresso dissolved in 2 teaspoons boiling water, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. Cakes: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour eight 8-ounce Bundt pans.
  2. Combine all-purpose and whole wheat flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk to blend.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar using an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time. Add espresso coffee and maple syrup and blend thoroughly.
  5. At low speed, beat in flour mixture and sour cream alternately.
  6. Spoon equal amounts of batter into prepared Bundt pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into the cakes comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then invert cakes out of the pans and continue to cool.
  8. Maple Java Butter Sauce: Combine maple syrup and butter in a small saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in the espresso and bourbon. Brush each cake with some of the sauce.
  10. Add walnuts to the remaining sauce.
  11. When ready to serve, reheat sauce just until warm and pour a spoonful over each Bundt cake.
  12. Serve with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Yield: 8 servings

One 8- to 9-inch Bundt pan can be used instead of individual 8-ounce pans. Bake the large Bundt cake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into cake comes out clean.