Pecan maple cake

Pecan maple cake


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About this recipe: A layer cake studded with pecans and sandwiched with maple buttercream icing. This was an idea I had with positive feedback from those who tried it.

Melanie. Somerset, England, UK

Makes: 1 cake

  • For the cake
  • 200g butter
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 100g pecans, chopped
  • For the buttercream
  • 100g butter
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and line two sandwich tins.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add the eggs, one at a time. Sift in the flour and baking powder, mix until combined, add milk and then stir in the pecans. Divide between the two tins.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Buttercream: Beat together butter and sugar, add milk, then maple syrup and beat until smooth.
  5. Sandwich the cooled cakes together with buttercream, saving some for the top. Decorate with any leftover pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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I made the banana and honey cake, it was delicious and so moist. The honey makes all the difference and I added walnuts . So yummy - 03 Feb 2014

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