Cake #41 Maple Cream Bundt and a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you!

Cake #41 Maple Cream Bundt and a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you!  🙂

Each year when Columbus Day rolls around in the United States, my family begins our time of Thanksgiving.  We start intentionally working at planning acts of gratefulness and thanks at Canadian Thanksgiving, and we celebrate all the way to American Thanksgiving late in November.

This year was no exception and so, I needed to (obviously) bake a cake.  Because it is fall, I thought it would be a good time to break out one of those “fall flavors” I’ve been waiting to try and so, I made this maple cream cake!  And friends – if you ever thought you needed to have pancakes and syrup in the form of a cake – this would be it!  It was moist and syrup-y sweet.  Fantastic.  We loved it!

Here is the recipe. (I found it on Pinterest, but made a few adjustments to make it my own. )

Cake #41 Maple Cream Bundt

For the cake:
¾ cups Canola Or Vegetable Oil
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Maple Extract
3 whole Eggs
1 cup Sour Cream
½ cups Milk
¼ cups Pure Maple Syrup
2-¾ cups Cake Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
½ teaspoons Baking Soda
¼ teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 Oz)

Frosting recipe
¼ cups Softened Butter
¼ cups Pure Maple Syrup
1 cup Powdered Sugar
½ teaspoons Maple Extract
1 cup plain whipped cream (optional)
½ cups Chopped Walnuts (for Garnish)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat bundt pan liberally with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In large bowl, whip oil, sugar, vanilla, eggs together until combined.
In small bowl, stir together sour cream, milk and maple syrup.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together.
With mixer on low, alternate milk mixture with dry ingredients until everything is just incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl and mix briefly.
Pour batter into prepared bundt pan, level the top and bake 55 min-1 hour 5 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean after being inserted.
Remove from oven and cool in the pan 15 minutes. Poke small 1 inch deep holes into the top (which ends up being the bottom) of the cake and spoon 1/3 of the sweetened condensed milk into the holes and over the visible cake. Let this soak in 15 minutes and then turn cake out of pan onto cooling rack. {You may want to run a knife along the sides to ensure the cake will come out of the pan nicely.}
Poke more small holes {about 2 inches deep} into the top of the cake and spoon the remaining sweetened condensed milk into the holes and over the entire cake so it is completely covered. Let cake sit 1-2 hours so sweetened condensed milk can be absorbed.
Carefully remove cake from cooling rack and place onto cake stand. {It will be sticky!}
For the frosting, whip butter and maple syrup together until combined. Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar until completely smooth. Spread frosting over top of cake and down the sides slightly. Top with chopped walnuts.
Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.


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