Maple Pecan Snack Cake

filed under: Cakes · Dessert on September 12, 2020

Maple Pecan Snack Cake is a dessert that is perfect for all fans of maple flavor with an added bonus of pecans in every bite! If you love pecans, be sure to check out my Pecan Buttermilk Cake!

Maple Pecan Snack Cake

There is something deliciously great about the blend of maple syrup and pecans. This easy to make cake is the perfect combination of the maple flavor and nutty crunch. It goes wonderfully with a cup of coffee, or simply as a snack on its own.

Piece of Maple Pecan Snack Cake on White Plate with Bite Missing

Maple Pecan Cake Recipe

Make sure you save some maple syrup and pecans to top your piece of this snack cake for even more maple pecan flavor.

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Pecans

Raw Batter for Maple Pecan Snack Cake

How to Make Maple Pecan Cake

If you look closely at this recipe, you will notice there is only brown sugar used (no granulated sugar). This gives the cake more flavor and keeps it moist. Plus, it’s a snack cake that is as easy as it is delicious to make! So, preheat the oven to 350° and line a 9×9-inch pan with parchment paper before you get started on the cake.

  1. First, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir well.
  2. Next, add the eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, mixing it all together.
  3. Then, add the vanilla extract and maple extract.
  4. Meanwhile, in a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the butter and egg mixture until combined. If the batter is getting too thick, you can always use a hand mixer.
  6. Fold in the pecans.
  7. Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes. The cake is done when a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean with a few dry crumbs, but no wet batter.
  8. Allow the cake to cool before cutting and serving. 
  9. Top with extra maple syrup and pecans.

Store the cake, covered, at room temperature for up to three days.

Overhead of Maple Pecan Snack Cake in White Pan

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Maple Pecan Snack Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

Maple Pecan Snack Cake is a dessert that is perfect for all fans of maple flavor with an added bonus of pecans in every bite!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Maple Pecan Snack Cake
Servings: 9
Calories: 523 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups (250g) light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1/2 cup (158g) maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (312.5g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C) and prepare a 9x9-inch pan by lining it with parchment paper (or lightly grease and flour).

  2. Combine melted butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir well.

  3. Add the eggs and the egg yolk, one at a time, stirring well after each addition.

  4. Stir in the vanilla extract and maple extract.

  5. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.

  6. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the butter and egg mixture until completely combined. Fold in the pecans.

  7. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake at 350°F (177°C) for 50-60 minutes, or until the edges just begin to turn golden brown.

  8. Allow the cake to cool before cutting and serving.

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  • Linds Waldrep says:

    FYI – There is a discrepancy in the instructions:

    Item 1. The preheat oven temperature is shown as 350 degrees F (“175 C”).
    Item 7. The bake at temperature is shown as 350’degrees F (“177 C”).

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Linds! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. 350°F is 177°C. The recipe has been updated. Thanks! Have a great day!

  • Joly Cruz says:

    Hi, have a question about the flour. It’s say 2 1/2 cup (285g). Which is right? Thank you.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      2 1/2 cups is correct.