prince wales

Charles is the Prince of Wales. The title Prince of Wales was given to princes born in Wales from the 12th Century. This title replaces the title of King.  He is heir to the British throne as the oldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.  He is the oldest and longest-serving heir in British history. dates this recipe to a cookbook written by the ladies society of Frankfort, KY in the 1850s.


The recipe is traditional, I make mine in a bundt pan and the icing is very thin, which gives you a very different look and taste.

 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup salted butter, 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk, 2 cups cake flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground mace, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 1/4 tablespoon maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped, 1/4 cup raisins.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease and flour a bundt pan set aside.  Get out a large bowl, pour the buttermilk in the bowl along with the raisins, soak for about 15-20 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well.  Pour the batter into the pan and cook for 60-minutes or until a case knife inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

While the cake is in the oven make the icing:  2 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1 egg, beaten and 1/2 cup maple syrup.  Get out a bowl, add the sugar and butter, cream until smooth and fluffy add egg and syrup, mix well. Add heavy whipping cream until the icing is thin enough to drizzle.  When the cake comes out of the oven and cools off turn the cake out on a plate and pour the glaze on top.

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