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Gateau De Sirop


  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup Steenís 100% Pure Cane Syrup
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 cup pecan pieces


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Grease a 9-inch cake pan with 1 tablespoon of the shortening.
  • Cream together the remaining shortening, the sugar, and syrup in a mixing bowl. Add the water and mix well. Add the egg and mix again.
  • Mix together the baking powder, cinnamon, salt, flour, nutmeg, and baking soda and beat until smooth.
  • Pour into the pan and bake for 35 minutes, or until the cake sets and slightly shrinks from the side of the pan. Remove and cool slightly.
  • Combine all the topping ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  • After the cake has cooled slightly, spread the topping evenly over the cake and return the cake to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the topping melts.
  • Cut into wedges to serve. It can be served warm or at room temperature. Yield: one 9-inch cake, 6 to 8 servings