This is a recipe my workmate Siobhan gave me! Soooo good and different! Very involved make sure you read it all properly before you start and get ready to do lots of dishes! But the results are AMAZING!
115g butter, melted then cooled
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 ts baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
3 eggs, seperated
Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan-assisted).
Line tray with liners.
Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking power, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
In a small bowl, whisk milk and vanilla.
Add egg yolks to butter mixture one at a time.
Add dry ingredients in thirds with milk. Begin and end with dry ingrediants. Mix until well incorporated.
Beat egg whites in a clean dry bowl until soft peaks form and then fold into batter.
Fill liners three-quarters full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until tops spring back when touched gently.
Cool in pan for 5 mins, then remove and cool before frosting.
Maple Syrup Buttercream:
125g butter, softened
4 cups icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp milk
2 tsp maple syrup
Beat butter and slowly add icing sugar until crumbly.
Slowly add milk and maple syrup until the desired consistency is reached. Add more milk if required.
Beat for 3-5 mins until light, fluffy and creamy, but still firm enough to pipe.