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Traditional Syrup Cake

Rachel Norman
This old fashioned syrup cake is easy to make, super simple, and a great comfort food. Granny's recipe is one passed down you'll love making.
4.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 people
Calories 387 kcal


  • 1 cup cane syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together oil, egg, and sugar.
  • Add syrup, buttermilk, flour, soda, and salt.
  • Mix together until well blended.
  • Pour into greased iron skillet and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.


Note: If your oven cooks "hot", you might need to decrease cooking time. 


Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 194mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 1gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 59IUCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cane syrup, old fashioned
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