Maple Pecan Cakes are delightful mini cakes that combine the sweet, rich flavor of maple syrup with the nutty crunch of pecans. Perfect for a cozy afternoon treat or a special dessert, these cakes are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.


For the Cakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For the Maple Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • Extra pecan halves for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a muffin tin or use paper liners.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then mix in the maple syrup, milk, and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring just until combined.
  6. Fold in the chopped pecans.
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cakes to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. For the maple glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and enough milk to achieve a pourable consistency.
  11. Drizzle the maple glaze over the cooled cakes and top each with a pecan half.
  12. Serve the Maple Pecan Cakes and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 250-300
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 3g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • Serves: 12 mini cakes

These Maple Pecan Cakes are a delightful treat, perfect for when you crave something sweet and nutty. The maple glaze adds an extra layer of sweetness, making them irresistible. Enjoy these mini cakes as a snack, dessert, or a special addition to your brunch menu!

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