Maple Cake with Walnuts

Maple Cake with Walnuts is a three-layered gourmet present for all who is lucky enough to be near when the cake is ready!

A beautiful Maple Cake covered with white maple frosting and decorated with walnuts
Maple Cake with Walnuts

Total Time to make Maple Cake – 60 min.

Preparing: 45 min. + Baking: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • all-purpose flour: 2 cups
  • 3 eggs
  • butter: 1/2 cup
  • brown sugar: 1-1/2 cups
  • Viking Farms Maple Syrup: 1 teaspoon
  • baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • baking soda: 1 teaspoon
  • salt: 1/4 teaspoon
  • buttermilk: 1 cup

Candied Walnuts

  • butter: 1 tablespoon
  • walnuts (coarsely chopped): 1-1/2 cups
  • Viking Farms Maple Syrup: 1 tablespoon
  • salt: 1/4 teaspoon

Frosting

  • butter: 2 cups
  • Viking Farms Maple Syrup: 1 teaspoon
  • salt: 1/4 teaspoon
  • confectioners’ sugar: 5 cups
  • half-and-half cream: 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  • Viking Farms Maple Syrup: 3 tablespoons (divided for three cake layers)

Instructions

First, turn the oven on and preheat it to 350°. Grease three 9-in. round baking pans and line bottoms with parchment; grease parchment too.

Combine butter and brown sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Then beat maple syrup in.

In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition.

Now, when the batter is ready, transfer it equally to prepared pans. Bake 11-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Wait for 8-10 minutes to cool before removing to wire racks. Remove paper and cool completely.

To make candied walnuts, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute walnuts about 5 minutes until toasted. Stir in maple syrup and salt. Continue cooking and stirring another minute, after transfer and spread onto foil. Let walnuts cool completely.

For frosting

Beat butter until creamy. Beat in maple syrup and salt. To reach desired taste and consistency, gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar and enough cream.

Take a serving plate and place the bottom layer to form our Maple Cake with Walnuts. Spread 1 cup of frosting, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup candied walnuts and finish with maple syrup drizzling (1 tablespoon). Repeat with two other layers.

Frost top and sides of the Cake and decorate with remaining walnuts and syrup.

The Maple Cake takes only an hour to cook! Almost without effort, you have a beautiful cake for any kind of celebration!  

Useful VermontMapleSyrup tips to make your pastry even tastier!

  • 1 cup brown or white sugar = 1 cup Viking Farms maple sugar;
  • Use Viking Farms Maple Syrup in place of vanilla extract or liquors (like bourbon);
  • Avoid using Viking Farms Maple with brown sugar or molasses;
  • Viking Farms Maple for a syrup soak for cakes;
  • Use Viking Farms Maple Sugar for coating and garnishing cookies, donuts, pies & cakes;
  • Drizzle Viking Farms Maple Syrup over hot baked pastry dough (like pie dough or puff pastry) for an instant pastry glaze;
  • Make your bakery shines with a Viking Farms Maple Syrup glaze!

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