My Maple Pecan Apple Pie Cake combines all the amazing flavors of fall into one spectacular cake! I love a good slice of delicious, warm and aromatic apple pie and that’s the inspiration behind this incredible cake. It’s made with a maple-flavored cake dotted with chopped pecans, filled with apple pie filling and frosted with my favorite ‘Salted Caramel Frosting’. I add more pecans and chocolate ganache on top as a garnish! This apple pie cake is perfect during the fall season and for Thanksgiving. I just love how this recipe fills my whole house with that incredible, warming aroma of fall and apples and cinnamon!
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The Maple Pecan Cake
This delicious apple pie cake is made with delicate and flavorful maple and pecan cake layers! For this recipe, I’m using my ‘Simple Vanilla Cake’ recipe and add my desired flavors. To add the maximum amount of maple flavor without disrupting the cake batter, I recommend adding maple syrup extract (affiliate link). It adds so much incredible flavor. I also add lots of chopped pecans to the cake for extra crunchiness and nut flavor!
- Make sure to let the cake layers cool completely before frosting and assembling the cake!
The Apple Pie Filling
This apple cake wouldn’t be complete without the best cinnamon-flavored pie filling! It’s made with diced apples, brown and white sugars and just a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon. The filling needs to be cooked until the apples are tender and the filling is thickened. As the filling stands and cools, it will continue to thicken. The pie filling needs to cool completely before assembling the cake! You can even prepare it the day before making the cake and keep it refrigerated!
Assembling the Cake
To assemble this stunning maple pecan cake, I use my favorite ‘Salted Caramel Buttercream’ and my easy ‘Chocolate Ganache’ recipe for garnishing. The salted caramel frosting is the perfect complement to the pie filling and the maple pecan cake layers! When assembling the cake, first pipe a barrier ring around the edge of the cake layers, then fill the inside with the apple filling. Doing this will prevent the cake filling from coming out the sides!
To garnish the cake, add dollops of the salted caramel frosting, sprinkle more chopped pecans on top and add the chocolate ganache, if desired!
Enjoyed this delicious autumn cake? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to love for Thanksgiving and the fall season!
- Maple Pecan Cake with Maple French Buttercream – this delicious cake is made without any added sugars, just pure maple syrup, even for the frosting!
- Easy Caramel Apple Cake – the best simple apple cake with caramel, diced apples, apple butter and whipped cream!
- Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cake – the best ever pumpkin cake with caramel frosting!
- Apple Pie Caramel Cheesecake – rich, caramel cake topped with apple pie filling!
- N0-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake – light and fluffy and so delicious! This no-bake cake is amazing!
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