Maple Pecan Nut Cake

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Maple Pecan Nut Cake

My son had to make a dessert for his homeschool co-op history class, and he ended up making this Maple Nut Cake.  It is supposed to be colonial although I am not sure how colonial a packaged cake mix is.  Anyway it was a way to use some of the maple extract I bought a few years ago and had never opened! It tasted delicious, and it was very easy to make.

Yield: 12

Maple Pecan Nut Cake Recipe

Maple Pecan Nut Cake Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Maple Cake

  • 1 pkg. white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Maple Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teapoon maple flavor
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. Mix the cake mix, eggs, oil, water and maple flavoring. Beat at high speed until well mixed.
  3. Add in the chopped nuts and stir.
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Let cake cool then make glaze.
  5. Mix butter with milk and powdered sugar until smooth.
  6. Add in maple flavoring, then drizzle over cooled cake.
  7. Top with pecans.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g

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5 thoughts on “Maple Pecan Nut Cake”

  1. I will try this cake . I make a different version… cake mixes can be varied… add 2 boxes of instant pudding.. 4 eggs..3/4 cup grape seed oil..1 cup water …. bake350 for @45 to 50 min. In a. Bundt pan……variations I. Have tried include coconut cake and coconut pudding with added toasted coconut added! Spice cake with shredded carrots and toasted coconut and nuts added… chocolate cake with strong coffee and chocolate pudding…… variations are endless. It all started with a lemon cake and lemon pudding. I have tried to add a raspberry swirl, but it sinks to the bottom… still tastes great. I love maple…. this will be my next adventure…. we have a pistachio cake nearly ALL gone!!


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