Maple Multigrain Waffle Cake with Cinnamon Syrup Drizzle

I‘m only popping in for a minute to let you know about this maplelicious waffle cake I created recently for Food Network Canada.

I’m writing the occasional article for them as well as working on recipe development. It’s been fun! This Maple Multigrain Waffle Cake with Cinnamon Syrup Drizzle was a dream to create and photograph. I wanted it to feel spring-like, with a nod to sugaring off season, which just wrapped up here in Quebec.

This layer ‘cake’ would be most impressive for a Mother’s Day Brunch – and the good news is, most everything can be made in advance. Hit the jump for more images and a link to the recipe.

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Plan a Mother’s Day picnic with 5 do-ahead recipes

Last week I had the perfect Mother’s Day picnic all planned to share with you.

The menu was set, the shopping lists complete, and a good amount of prep work was crossed off. I even had a picturesque spot picked out: the low, flat rock wall edging my neighbour’s garden.

And then the weatherman predicated rain all day Saturday. We had guests invited for Sunday dinner (a regular practice, nowadays) so that day was out as Plan B. As things turned out, it continued to rain the rest of the weekend. C’est la vie. Instead of picnicking, I made a this coconut tres leches cake to share with family and we made the best of a bad weather situation.

Perhaps it is dry, sunny and warm where you are and your picnic plans are going strong. Here’s hoping that is the case and the recipes below from the Simple Bites archives provide inspiration for the menu. I can’t think of a better way to spend a day with family than out in nature on a spring day.

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