Maple Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting Recipe

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Maple Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting
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  1. For cake: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325°F. Butter two 8-inch-diameter cake pans with 2-inch-high sides. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper; butter parchment. Dust pans with flour; tap out excess. Sift 3 cups flour, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and shortening in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add maple syrup and beat until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add egg yolks and egg 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with milk in 2 additions. Fold in walnuts. Divide batter equally between prepared pans (about 3 1/2 cups for each); smooth tops.
  2. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on racks 20 minutes. Run small knife around sides of cakes to loosen. Invert cakes onto racks; remove parchment. Cool cakes completely.
  3. For frosting: Sift powdered sugar into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until smooth. Add powdered sugar and maple syrup and beat just until smooth (do not overbeat or frosting may become too soft).
  4. Using serrated knife, trim off domed top of each cake layer, creating flat surface. Place 1 cake layer, trimmed side up, on platter. Spoon 1 cup frosting in dollops over top of cake layer; spread evenly to edges. Top with second cake layer, trimmed side down. Spread remaining frosting evenly over top and sides of cake. Arrange walnut halves around top edge of cake. DO AHEAD: Can be made up to 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome and chill. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  5. Cut cake into wedges and serve.
  6. Per serving: 816.6 kcal calories, 42.1 % calories from fat, 38.2 g fat, 17.8 g saturated fat, 160.1 mg cholesterol, 111.7 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g dietary fiber, 79.2 g total sugars, 110.2 g net carbohydrates, 10.4 g protein Nutritional analysis provided by Bon Appétit
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1529.28 Kcal (6403 kJ)
Calories from fat 650.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72.22g 111%
Cholesterol 125.69mg 42%
Sodium 1401.28mg 58%
Potassium 2582.61mg 55%
Total Carbs 202.88g 68%
Sugars 121.67g 487%
Dietary Fiber 2.03g 8%
Protein 21.1g 42%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 253.5mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 405.95 Kcal (1700 kJ)
Calories from fat 172.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.17g 111%
Cholesterol 33.36mg 42%
Sodium 371.97mg 58%
Potassium 685.56mg 55%
Total Carbs 53.86g 68%
Sugars 32.3g 487%
Dietary Fiber 0.54g 8%
Protein 5.6g 42%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.3mg 7%
Calcium 67.3mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 36.2
  • 42

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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