This Maple Nut Cake was absolutely delicious – light and fluffy, almost caramel-like in flavour. I doubled the recipe and made a layer cake, frosted with the maple frosting for a birthday party. It was great!!
The nuts really add a special touch to it. The taste reminded me of the Maple Nut ice cream I bought from the store a while back. I purchased maple extract just to make this recipe and followed the recipe as written. This cake requires no icing, but you can ice it if you wish which is truly delicious. I’ll make this again.
Maple Nut Cake
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon maple flavored extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8×8 inch square pan.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.