This pound cake is all about the earthy sweetness of maple syrup and the nutty crunch of toasted pecans.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter and flour a 4 1/2-by-8 1/2-inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars on medium-high until very light and fluffy, 7 minutes. Scrape down bowl and beat 1 minute more. Add maple syrup, then gradually add eggs, beating well and scraping down bowl as needed. With mixer on low, add salt, then gradually add flour, beating well to combine and scraping down bowl as needed. Fold pecans into batter.

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  • Transfer batter to pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 65 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack, 1 hour. Remove cake from pan and let cool completely on rack before slicing.

  • To store, freeze for up to 3 weeks. (Thaw, wrapped, at room temperature.)

Cook's Notes

Let refrigerated butter sit at room temperature for 30 minutes; it should hold an indentation when pressed. If your eggs are cold, submerge them in warm water for 15 minutes.

Reviews (1)

129 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 57
  • 2 star values: 30
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: Unrated
01/29/2013
This is one of my favorite cakes to bake because the ingredient list is relatively short and the recipe is simple to follow. I always get compliments on this cake! Only downside is that it takes about 2 hours to bake and cool. I've also used raisins instead of pecans depending on the crowd.