Canadian Maple Walnut Layer Cake With Fudge Frosting
50 mins (prep 15, cooking 35)
11 ingredients
1 servings
This never fails to please; walnut and maple syrup sponge cakes, which are frosted and sandwiched together with maple fudge frosting/icing, divine! This is NOT a light airy-fairy sponge cake, as it is made with soft brown sugar to enhance the fudge and maple flavours - and it needs to be fairly robust to hold the walnuts in the cake mixture. It is however, a soft pudding type cake with lots of texture and an amazing taste. Of course this can be made with excellent maple syrup from the USA, but I have called it a Canadian cake, as the maple syrup and maple extract was sent to me by a kind Zaar friend in Canada. The cake is baked in two cake tins; the two cakes can then be cut in two again, making a three-layer cake, (four pieces of cake = three layers) it depends on how high they rise. If you do make a three-layer cake, you may need a little more fudge frosting and filling. This cake keeps very well in an airtight container or tin for up to a week. The cake can also be frozen before icing and frosting – defrost it overnight, then assemble and ice the cake when fully defrosted. Pecans can also be used in place of walnuts – but I prefer the taste of walnuts with the maple syrup.

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Serving Size (916.93 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 4366.99 Calories from Fat 2436.12
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 270.68g 416.44%
Saturated Fat 138.85g 694.26%
Trans Fat 8.36g %
Cholesterol 579.19mg 193.06%
Sodium 2375.48mg 98.98%
Total Carbohydrate 464.0g 154.67%
Dietary Fiber 29.98 g 119.9%
Sugars 287.05 g %
Protein 60.32g 120.65%
Vitamin A 6491.27IU% Vitamin C 3.63mg%
Calcium 1079.94mg% Iron 11.53mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
soft brown sugar, large eggs, soft brown sugar, cold strong coffee, chopped walnuts