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Maple Nut Cake

Maple Nut Cake


This cake requires no icing, but you can ice it if you wish which is truly delicious.

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  • Calories:
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8x8 inch square pan.
  2. Cream the butter or margarine add the sugar and continue creaming until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the maple flavoring.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts alternately with the milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in the walnuts and pour in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes or until an toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cake cool then frost with Maple Butter Icing.
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I made this cake last night. It was absolutely delicious - light and fluffy, almost caramel-like in flavour. The only change that I made to the recipe was to use real maple syrup instead of imitation, and to use about 1 1/2 tablespoons instead of 1 teaspoon. I also made the maple butter frosting and it really made the cake something special. I have already had requests to make it for several parties in the near future, and given the response, I will definitely oblige!


I have to respectfully disagree with the submitter's remarks that this cake requires no icing - oh yes it does. On its own it is fairly flavorless and a tad dry, even tho' I watched the baking time carefully. A solution might be to add another 1/4 cup sugar, or maybe another egg - or swap out the milk for buttermilk or sour cream. Or use half butter, half shortening. Any or all of these suggestions might help, but you shouldn't have to toy around with this type of recipe. It should already be trustworthy. I am in no hurry to make this again or even have another piece. (I didn't even finish the one I cut for myself) My 3-star rating is generous.

Rebecca DeVries Poole

I doubled the recipe and made a layer cake, frosted with the maple frosting for a birthday party. It was great!!