You are here: Home » Recipes » Maple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Maple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 16 servings Prep 25 mins Cook 25 mins Frosted and decorated with candies, this cake is moist and tender. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail You can find the pink and white M&M’s and the other candies used for decorating this cake at Michaels and upscale supermarkets. Ingredients Cake:2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon nutmeg3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup maple syrup3 -- eggs1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring1 cup buttermilk3/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts (optional)Frosting:8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature3 cups powdered sugar, sifted1 teaspoon maple flavoring -- Cake decorations Instructions Preheat oven to 325F. Generously grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with 2-inch-high sides. To prepare cake, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a medium bowl. Using a mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add maple syrup and beat until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Add maple flavoring. Fold in walnuts, if using. Divide batter equally between pans. Bake cakes 25 to 30 minutes, until a wooden pick comes out clean when inserted in the center. Let cool in pans on a wire rack 20 minutes. Invert onto racks; let cool completely. To prepare frosting, beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar and maple flavoring. Beat just until smooth. Frost cake. Decorate with M&M’s and other candies. Serves 16.