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Maple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Maple Glazed Nuts

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sheet cake 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This Maple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Maple Glazed Walnuts uses my family’s old fashioned recipe to makes a delicious maple-rich, moist cake!  




  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 egg whites


  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup 


  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted 


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and then line a rectangular pan with parchment paper.

2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

3. In a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Pour in the maple syrup and mix until combined. Mix in the egg whites. Add the sour cream alternatively with the dry ingredients. 

4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake 20-25 minutes. Allow cake to cool in the pan the first ten minutes then transfer it to cool on a wire rack. 


1. In a small bowl, toss the almonds and walnuts with the cinnamon and salt. Add them to a dry skillet over medium heat. Add the maple syrup and stir to coat the nuts. Stir constantly for 3-4 minutes until the nuts are toasted and caramelized and the syrup has evaporated. Turn nuts out onto a sheet of parchment paper. Use two forks to separate them and spread them out. Allow to cool. 


  1. Beat the butter and cream cheese with the vanilla until fluffy. Add the sugars a cup at a time. 

Keywords: maple, cake, walnuts, almonds, dessert, cream cheese, frosting