Free Recipe Maple Pecan Cake

Recipe Type: C Recipes
Recipe Preparation: bake
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 10

Ingredients for Maple Pecan Cake Recipe

3/4 c Pure maple syrup
1/4 c Unsalted butter
1/4 c Dark brown sugar
— (firmly packed)
1 pn Ground mace
1-3/4 c Coarsely chopped pecans
2-1/2 c Bleached all-purpose flour
1 ts Baking soda
1 pn Salt
1/2 c Unsalted butter; room temp.
3/4 c Sugar
2 Eggs; room temperature
1 ts Vanilla
1 ts Grated lemon peel
1 c Plain yogurt
3/4 c Dried currants
Whipped cream (optional)

Maple Pecan Cake Preparation

Generously butter 10-inch-diameter cake pan with high sides (or 7-1/2 x 11-1/2-inch cake pan with high sides (or 7-1/2 x 11-1/2-inch ovenproof glass baking dish). Heat syrup, 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and mace in heavy medium saucepan over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with pecans. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Sift flour, baking soda and salt into bowl. Using electric mixer, cream 1/2 cup butter in another bowl. Add 3/4 cup sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then beat 2 minutes. Blend in vanilla and lemon peel. Stir in flour mixture and yogurt alternately, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in currants. Spoon batter atop pecan mixture, spreading gently to sides of pan. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Immediately invert cake onto rack set over sheet of waxed paper. Serve warm. Pass cream if desired. * Source: Bon Appetit – April 1986 * Typos courtesy of: Karen Mintzias

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