Luckily there’s a new recipe book that allows us to swim in a sea of sticky sweet patriotism.

Ken Haedrich has a thing for our national condiment, which is amazing for an American (forget that every Yankee will sing the praises of Vermont Maple Syrup, deep down everyone knows Canada’s is the best). And even though he amassed a formidable collection of recipes in his new book, the Maple Syrup Cookbookwith the American version in mind, we’re pretty sure subbing out the Vermont and in the Quebec will make everything taste just a little bit better. We challenge you to do just that with this recipe for Buttermilk Maple Spice Cake.See the recipe here.MapleSyrup_SpiceCake-cr.-Michael-Piazza-Photography-copy