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Maple-Walnut Cake with Brown-Sugar Frosting

Walnuts add a nutty dimension to this rich, decadent cake that's perfect for any fall occasion.

Source: Everyday Food, November 2011
Total Time Prep Servings


For the cake

For the frosting


Cook's Notes

Use walnut halves to create a decorative trim on the top of the cake.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • Megan_JF
    13 OCT, 2013
    A little Dry and icing is way to sweet.
  • just checking in
    31 AUG, 2012
    Love this cake! It's dense like pound cake but moist and mapley and oh so good! I had to make a few changes, though. Instead of brown sugar I used white + 1 tsp molasses. I was short on real maple syrup, I used 2/3 real and 1/3 of the fake corn syrup kind. I use powder milk in my kitchen because it is always available, skim consistency. I never sift, who sifts? I beat the batter liquids to death to get the maple mixed in. I used a 6x3 and a baseball shape pan. This will be my graduation recipe.
  • kemie
    29 APR, 2012
    Delicious! A bit on the dry side, but very tasty. Omitted the confectioners sugar completely for the frosting and it came out great, with the acidity of the cream cheese contrasting with the sweetness of the maple & sugar
  • MS11363686
    27 NOV, 2011
    I made this cake for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved the icing, but the cake was very dry and very dense. I threw the cake out. I felt very bad because the maple syrup cost $9.00! I love maple flavor and was looking forward to adding this recipe to my recipe box, not the trash.
  • rusticgirl
    26 NOV, 2011
    I made this recipe 2x's and had the same problem each time. The first time the center of the cake would not get done. I ended up throwing that cake out. I thought my oven temp was off, so bought a thermometer. Next time, adjusted oven temp slightly and had same problem, I turned on convection feature after 35 minutes. Same problem again. Outside of cake dry, middle okay. Great flavor, but something in recipe is off.
  • tricewhitfield
    22 NOV, 2011
    cant wait to make this!!

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