Maple-Pecan Cake

With a box of Betty Crocker® cake mix and maple syrup from your cupboard, you're on your way to a delicious dessert.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
2/3
cup water
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
eggs
1/2
cup maple-flavored syrup
1/2
cup chopped pecans, toasted

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
oz cream cheese (half of 3-oz package), softened
3
to 4 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously grease and lightly flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan, or spray with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 2 Bake 47 to 53 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons butter, the cream cheese and 3 tablespoons of the syrup with electric mixer on low speed. Beat in enough of the remaining syrup to make a smooth, soft frosting that will flow down side of cake. Spread frosting over cake. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Instead of making the scratch frosting recipe, mix a container of Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting with 4 to 5 tablespoons of maple-flavored syrup.

You can serve this rich cake without the frosting; instead, just drizzle with the maple syrup.

To toast the pecans, spread in shallow ungreased pan; bake uncovered in 350ºF oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.