Miso Maple Loaf Cake Recipe: 7 Healthy Benefits

Miso maple loaf cake recipe that’s delicious, easy, and perfect for any occasion! It is a fall-themed recipe that I wanted to create.

The maple syrup in the cake makes it sweet without having to add refined sugars or extra sugar granules.

This is also a vegan recipe. So if you’re looking for something sweet with maple syrup and miso, this is the cake for you! It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, low fat, and made in one bowl.

If you love fall, or are in the mood for a sweet treat, give this an try. It’s great on its own, but also makes a great addition to the Thanksgiving table!

How To Make Miso Maple Loaf Cake Recipe?

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 10 Minutes

Servings: 9-12


  • 4 ounces/113 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan
  • 1 ¾ cups/238 grams all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 ¼ cups/400 grams sugar, plus more as needed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dark miso paste (found in the Asian food section of your supermarket)
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup/75 grams maple syrup (dark brown if possible)
  • ¼ cup/50 milliliters coconut milk, full fat and unsweetened (or another type of milk with a fat content of at least 8%)


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. Grease a bundt pan (or any other type of pan that holds 7 cups/1.7L of batter).

Step 2: Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ginger into a 9 x 5 x 3-inch/23 x 13 x 7.5-centimeter loaf pan; set aside.

Step 3: In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.

Step 4: Add the miso paste to the butter mixture, beating for about 1 minute.

Step 5: Add the eggs, mixing well after each addition.

Miso Maple Loaf Cake Recipe
Miso Maple Loaf Cake Recipe

Step 6: Slowly add in the flour mixture and milk, beating at low speed just until incorporated. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 7: Pour the batter into your pan and bake until golden brown (about 60 minutes).

Step 8: The cake will appear to be a bit dry at first, but as it bakes, it should become more moist.

Step 9: Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. It’s now ready to serve!


If you love fall, or are in the mood for a sweet treat, give this an try. It’s great on its own, but also makes a great addition to the Thanksgiving table!

Recipe Tips:

The total time includes the cooling period.

If you don’t have any baking powder or baking soda, you can substitute with 2 teaspoons of vinegar in each.

To replace the milk and coconut milk together, use 8 ounces/226 milliliters of non-dairy milk and 2 tablespoons of melted non-dairy butter (canola oil will work too). To replace the butter with coconut oil, use 4 tablespoons.

Nutrition Facts Of Miso Maple Loaf Cake Recipe

Total Fat12.6 g
Saturated Fat6.9 g
Cholesterol91 mg
Sodium200 mg
Potassium167 mg
Carbohydrates51 g
Dietary Fiber5.5 g
Sugars44.1 g
Protein5.3 g

7 Healthy Benefits Of Miso Maple Loaf Cake Recipe

1. High Protin

Miso is a fermented soybean product that is made by combining boiled soybeans, barley or rice and salt together with Koji (a kind of Aspergillus Oryzae mold).

2. Vitamins & Minerals

Miso contains all of the B vitamins including riboflavin, niacin, and Vitamin B6. It also contains iron, zinc, selenium and manganese. The vitamin and mineral content is similar to that of unprocessed soybeans, with the addition of B vitamins.

3. Anti-oxidant & Anti-inflammatory

The anti-oxidant rich miso paste contains potent antioxidant compounds that is useful in steaming, fermenting, or cooking as well as in preserving foods.

The miso paste also aids in preventing inflammation and relieves many kinds of pain. It has been used for centuries for its medicinal values, especially in Japan which is known for its longevity and good health.

4. Natural Laxative

The food grade salt in miso paste has been shown to be a natural laxative and helps eliminate excess water from the body, which puts a halt on the bloating that is often caused by water retention.

5. Rich In Amino Acids, Protein And Fiber

Although it only contains trace amounts of protein, the amino acids in miso are readily available in humans because of their shorter chain length. It is also high in fiber and has an earthy flavor.

6. Contains Sulfur

One of the reasons that many people like miso is because of its slightly pungent taste. This is due to its high sulfur content.

The sulfur compounds also aid in digestion and help regulate hormone levels as well as aiding in the production of collagen, which is found in skin, hair and nails.

7. Anti-Cancer Properties

Some studies have found that miso actually acts as an anti-carcinogen and helps prevent tumor formation. This could be due to the sulfur compounds in the paste.

Side Effects

Miso paste is generally safe, but you can read more about the possible side effects on this site or ask your doctor.

If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication (especially blood thinners, diabetes drugs), consult your doctor before using this product. If you are allergic to soy products, it is best to avoid all forms of miso.

How To Store Miso Maple Loaf Cake Recipe?

Miso paste can be found in most Asian supermarkets.

Miso can be frozen for up to 6 months, but should be stored in an air-tight container, so that it does not absorb the odors from other foods or refrigerator.

You can also keep it in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for several weeks.

Can I Freeze This Cake?

This cake is best eaten fresh. It should be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. To freeze, allow it to completely cool after baking and transfer it to a freezer-safe container or package for long term storage.

Is It Good For Everybody?

This cake is generally safe for most people. People who are sensitive to soy may experience negative effects from eating this cake. People who have a gluten sensitivity should also avoid this recipe.

Can I Eat This Cake On Low Carb?

This cake contains significant amounts of fat and sugar, so it may not be suitable for low carb diets.

Final Thoughts

If you love miso paste and need some of that flavor in your life, or have been looking for a sweet loaf cake then you should try this recipe. It’s sweet, salty and just a bit spicy!

If you like this recipe, please leave a comment below. I’m always looking for ways to improve my recipes and I love hearing from you.

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