Party Panache, Maple Leaf Bundt Cake

We are celebrating Autumn at my house with pumpkins and falling leaves

Even though the temps are still in the 90s,

we are enjoying fall foods like this irresistible Maple Bundt Cake

The batter mixes up in just minutes

Into the oven for 35-40 minutes*

*everyone’s oven bakes a little differently, so check often near the end of baking time and err on the side of underdone because if you bake your cake too long it will be dry…

Once cake is cool, make the maple icing

Poke the cake all over with a long skewer

Cook the brown sugar and the sweetened condensed milk over medium heat until it comes to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly for 5-8 minutes until thickened.

Stir in butter and maple syrup

Let the icing cool for 15 minutes until it has thickened

Slowly pour icing over the cake, letting it drip down the sides

I decorated the cake with leaf cupcake toppers from Hobby Lobby

Serve cake slices with an additional drizzle of maple icing if desired

Maple Leaf Bundt Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Icing 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Bundt cake



  • 1 box Butter Pecan cake mix
  • 1 stick {8 T} unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 box cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 2 T real maple syrup

Maple Icing

  • 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T real maple syrup



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, butter, buttermilk and maple syrup.
  • Beat to combine, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into a well greased and floured bundt pan.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until just done. Do not over bake or cake will be dry.
  • Cool on wire rack 1 hour.
  • Prepare icing. When icing has cooled and begun to thicken, slowly pour it over cake, letting it seep into the holes and drip down the sides. Repeat. Refrigerate remaining icing. Serve cake slices with additional icing drizzled on top if desired.
  • Turn out of pan onto a cake plate. Poke deep holes into cake all over with a long skewer.

Maple Icing

  • Place milk and brown sugar in a sauce pan and bring to boil over medium high heat, stirring often.
  • Once mixture boils, reduce heat to simmer and continue to cook for 8 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and maple. Cool for 10-15 minutes then glaze or drizzle over cake. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Store leftovers in a covered jar in refrigerator.
Keyword Autumn dessert, bundt cake, butter pecan cake mix, Fall, lemon cake mix cake, maple cake, maple leaf cake



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40 Responses to “Party Panache, Maple Leaf Bundt Cake”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh Jenna, this cake is gorgeous all dressed for fall! And, it looks delicious. One of the things I love about Fall is baking, I do enjoy baking cakes and this icing looks amazing. Now if only I had a slice to go with this mug of coffee….Hugs.

  2. lulu says:

    This is my kind of cake and will be the very next dessert I make. The way you photographed it makes it even more appetizing.

  3. It’s a beautiful cake and so easy with the cake mix! Exactly the kind of recipe I love πŸ™‚

  4. Mary says:

    Your doctored box maple bundt cake looks delicious Jenna! Oh that icing…I could like the screen! Love the cupcake leaf picks too. β™₯

  5. Cindy Conner says:

    Oh I have a whole thing of maple syrup. This is a must try. My husband would love it. Thanks Jenna. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Jenna, I would love a slice of this beautiful maple leaf bundt cake with my coffee this morning! This cake just says autumn, it really looks delicious and the icing looks amazing. Stay cool and Happy Thursday!

  7. This looks more evil than I can possibly say. Since I am a maple ‘ho, you can bet this will be on the menu!

  8. rawsonjl says:

    That looks absolutely delicious! I’ll have to keep my eye out for that cake mix. Pinned.

  9. Pattie says:

    Oh my goodness! This looks MAGNIFICENT! My late husband was a big fan of butter pecan and would have loved this. I think I need to try it on his behalf. Yeah, that’s it. πŸ˜‰

  10. I haven’t seen the squeeze/pour bottles of SCM at the stores, very interesting, especially for folks like me that cut a lot of recipes in half. I wouldn’t mind a piece of cake right now:@)

  11. Kitty says:

    Oh Jenna…I want a slice right now!!! That sounds like a perfect cake to get me in the Fall mood. Temperatures are still in the 90’s here, too. I haven’t seen SCM in a bottle either. Wish I could stop on by and share some cake with you.

  12. Michelle says:

    That cake is beautiful and sounds delicious! I’m going to have to try this. πŸ˜€

  13. Shelia says:

    Oh my maple goodness, this is fate. Just the other day I bought a box of pecan cake mix! I’m off today as I have run out of maple syrup, and then I will be baking this wonder. And Eagle Brand SCM in a squeeze bottle?!!! That ranks up there with fire and the wheel, doesn’t it? Will be looking for it.

  14. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a beautiful delicious looking cake! Sounds so yummy! The leaf picks are cute too. Pinning for a future church potluck! I haven’t seen the Eagle Brand in a squeezable bottle either, but will look for it. Thank you Jenna. πŸŠπŸ‚

  15. Jill Kuhn says:

    Looks yummy, Jenna! I like the leaf decorations too! πŸ‚πŸ‘

  16. Linda says:

    Such a pretty fall cake Jenna. I love poke cakes and it looks wonderful in the bundt shape. You have decorated it so pretty.

  17. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

  18. helenfern says:

    The cake is almost too pretty to eat! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  19. Miz Helen says:

    A beautiful fall cake that looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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