Maple-Pecan Cake

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.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
cup water
cup butter or margarine, softened
cup maple-flavored syrup
cup chopped pecans, toasted
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
oz cream cheese (half of 3-oz package), softened
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.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 290
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 260mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 30g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.