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Maple Pecan Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword maple, cake, baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Author Sarah - Flour & Spice


  • 6 tbsp butter (room temp)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup buttermilk (or regular full fat milk)
  • cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Maple Pecans

  • cup chopped pecans
  • 2.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour


  • 2 tbsp additional maple syrup (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prep a 9*5 loaf tin by greasing it, dusting with flour and tapping out the excess.

Maple Pecans

  1. Dry roast the pecans in a small saucepan on medium heat, moving them around until they darken and smell toasty

  2. Add the maple syrup and cook, stirring frequently until it is fully absorbed into the nuts

  3. Remove from the saucepan immedately and on to a clean board or piece of parchment paper and let cool.

  4. Toss with 1 tbsp of all purpose flour before adding to the cake to prevent sinking.

The Maple Pecan Cake

  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl and set aside

  2. Measure your maple syrup, milk and vanilla extract directly into a measuring cup and set aside

  3. Beat the butter and sugar on medium speed till fluffy and well combined

  4. Add the eggs one by one beating for about a minute after each addition

  5. With the mixer on low add half the flour, then the wet ingredients in your measuring cup then the remaining flour and mix until just combined. DO NOT over mix!

  6. Now gently fold in most of your maple pecans - reserve some for the top.

  7. Pour the batter into your prepared cake tin, scatter the remaining pecans on top

  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes, mine was completely done at 35, a skewer inserted in the middle should come out clean

  9. Let cool in the tin for 5 minutes then invert on to a plate and drizzle with additional maple syrup if desired.

  10. The cake keeps well tightly wrapped and at room temperature for up to 4 days and tastes even better the day after it is made.