Homemade Spice Cake with Maple Frosting
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||25 minutes|
|Total time||35 minutes|
Homemade Spice Cake with Maple Frosting and Maple Glazed Pecans. The perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert recipe! Easy as a box mix but SO much better!
- 3/4 cups oil
- 3/4 cups applesauce
- 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 3/4 cups milk
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
|Preheat oven to 350 |
In a large mixing bowl, beat oil, applesauce, and sugar very well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing between each addition. Add vanilla, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices and mix well. Add milk and mix. Add flour and mix until well incorporated. Pour into a greased 9x13" pan and bake 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean or with a few crumbs. Let cool completely.
|In a mixing bowl, cream butter and maple syrup. Add powdered sugar and maple extract and mix to combine, then mix on high for 3 minutes or until very light and creamy. If too stiff add a splash of milk and mix again. Spread over cake and sprinkle with maple pecans.|
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Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
That snack mix sounds so incredible! And so does this cake!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
That looks sooooo good and I love Sahale snacks!
Isabelle @ Crumb says
Looks amazing! The maple pecans look like the perfect finishing touch.
Cathy Trochelman says
YUM! I love spice cake but actually never make it! Thanks for the delicious reminder & recipe!!
Maple and spice are often overlooked in all of the pumpkin spice madness of fall. This cake looks so warm and inviting!
I love love love spice cake! These nuts look like they take it to a new level of yumminess!
Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox says
This looks absolutely fabulous….I’d be in danger of polishing off the whole thing in one sitting.
Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny says
Loving those maple pecans on top! Delicious!
Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
I do love a cake that makes the entire house smell like the season! We obviously need to try this since it calls for some of my favorite things. 🙂
I love pumpkin, but I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin pie either. This sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving dessert!
My grandmother-in-law used to make a cake just like this! I can’t wait to try it!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
I love Sahale and this cake is the perfect use for those nuts!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I’m not a huge pumpkin pie person either but this cake I could not resist!
The Food Hunter says
I love the maple pecans in this
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
I don’t know what I like better the cake, the frosting or this maple pecans!
Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says
I could eat a whole bag of those maple nuts! I bet they add a really great crunch to this spice cake!
Alyssa | EverydayMaven says
I am a sucker for maple frosting!
Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats says
Mmmmm…..spice cake and maple frosting! Perfect for the holidays!