Pecan Spice Cake with Maple Buttercream Icing


Ingredients

Cake

  • 2/3c butter, at room temperature
  • 1c white sugar
  • 1c packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2t vanilla extract
  • 1/2t maple extract
  • 2 and 1/3c flour
  • 1t baking soda
  • 1.5t cinnamon
  • 3/4t nutmeg
  • 1/4t cloves
  • 1t salt
  • 1c buttermilk
  • 1c pecan pieces

Icing

  • 1c butter, at room temperature
  • 4c icing sugar
  • 2T milk
  • 1t maple extract

Alternative Icing Recipe

  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 2 3/4 C powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

Directions

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 325 Convection Bake. Lightly grease two 9" cake pans and place parchment paper at the bottom.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and flavourings and mix well.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Gradually add half of the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix well. Add half the buttermilk and mix well again. Repeat, ending with buttermilk. Fold in pecans
  5. Divide batter into pans and bake for about 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.

Icing

  1. Cream the butter until smooth - absolutely no chunks!
  2. Sift in icing sugar, half a cup or 1c at a time. Mix well.
  3. Add milk and flavouring. Adjust milk as necessary for achieving desired thickness.