Monday, February 17, 2020

Maple and Walnut Bundt Cake

The last cake I baked for the Legion Cake raffle was this Maple and Walnut Bundt Cake.
And it was delicious.
Maple and Walnut Bundt Cake
I did go online and look for recipes, saw this one, and it looked amazing, and then I found this one,   and it looked good as well.

Then I decided to go with a my tried and true bundt cake recipe with a few changes.  I added maple syrup and walnuts.

And it was good, not too sweet, but had a lovely maple flavor.   I loved the addition of the walnuts.

But where this cake really went over top, taste wise, in my opinion was the Candied Walnuts and the frosting.
Maple and Walnut Bundt Cake

There was a major YUM factor there.

So much so, I had to share how to make the Candied Maple Walnuts, however the cake also deserves its own moment of glory.
Maple and Walnut Bundt Cake

Maple and Walnut Bundt Cake
Maple and Walnut Bundt Cake

Yield: 12-16 servings
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 55 Mtotal time: 70 M
Maple syrup isn't just for pancakes anymore, you can use it in cakes as well. And this cake hits all the right notes for a festive cake.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or brandy.
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups confectioner sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 oz butter


How to cook Walnut and Maple Bundt Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, and grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together for several minutes, until almost white in color.  Add one egg and mix well. Add the second egg and mix in.  Then add a tablespoon or so of the flour and finally the third egg.  Mix the milk and maple syrup together.    Add one third of the flour, mix in, add half the milk mixture.  Mix well, then add another third of the flour and then the remainder of the milk. Finish off with the final third of the flour.    Take the bowl from the mixer and fold in the chopped walnuts and the vanilla extract or brandy.   Pour mixture into the prepared bundt pan and bake for about 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.  Invert onto a cooling rack and remove the pan.  Let cool.
  1. Whisk together all the ingredients and put into a piping bag.  Pipe a generous amount around the top of the cooled cake in a pleasing manner.  Decorate with the candied walnuts and serve. 
  2. Note: if the frosting is too runny, you can always add more sugar.  The butter and cream cheese help it to set up nicely.  
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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