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Maple and pecan delight cake: a warm treat for sweet moments

Maple and pecan delight cake: a warm treat for sweet moments

This Maple Pecan Cake Delight combines the earthy richness of pecans with the comforting sweet taste of maple syrup. Baked to perfection with a soft, moist texture, this cake features dark brown sugar and natural maple syrup that give it a warm caramel flavor, enhanced by the nutty crunch of pecans. It’s a treat that evokes the essence of fall and warm gatherings.

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Why you will love this recipe

If you enjoy the deep flavors of maple and pecans, this cake is sure to delight you. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and nutty, with a tender crumb that melts in your mouth. The added pecans not only provide a satisfying crunch, but also pair wonderfully with the maple syrup, making each slice rich and flavorful.

Perfect opportunity

Ideal for autumn celebrations, afternoon tea or as a comforting dessert on a chilly evening. It's also great for holiday get-togethers or any occasion where you want a cake that's both tasty and a little different from the usual. This cake makes a lovely centerpiece for dessert tables at gatherings like Thanksgiving or potlucks.

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Decorating Tips

After baking, while the cake is still warm, drizzle additional maple syrup on top for extra shine and flavor. Decorate with pecan halves for a rustic look that hints at the flavors inside. For a festive touch, lightly dust pecans with powdered sugar or add a swirl of maple cream cheese frosting.

  • Ingredients:
    • 5 eggs
    • 300 grams of dark brown sugar (about 1 and a half cups)
    • 150 ml canola oil (3/4 cup)
    • 120 ml lukewarm water (1/2 cup)
    • 3/4 cup natural maple syrup (or regular maple-flavored)
    • 350 grams of flour (about 2 and a half cups)
    • 1 sachet of baking powder
    • 100 grams chopped pecans (untoasted)
    • Pecan halves for decoration (untoasted)
  • Instructions:
    1. Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C). Line two English cake tins with baking paper, extending the edges slightly.
    2. In a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy.
    3. Reduce speed and add oil, warm water and maple syrup, mixing until well combined.
    4. Combine the flour and baking powder and gradually add to the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined.
    5. Stir in chopped pecans.
    6. Divide the mixture between the two prepared molds. Decorate with pecan halves.
    7. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs.
    8. Optionally, pour more maple syrup over the hot cakes.
    9. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Enjoy this maple pecan delight cake, a sweet homage to the flavors of fall, perfect for any get-together or a quiet evening at home.

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