With Fall in the air and the changing leaves, I felt it was only fitting to create a fun party centerpiece with one of my favorite flavors of Fall, maple! These mini cakes are not only shaped like maple leaves, but taste the part too! I used pretzel rods and pretzel sticks to create the “branches” and a maple buttercream frosting as the “glue.” This is a great way to serve individual servings of this delicious Fall flavored cake at your next party!

FUN FACT:  Vermont is known for their wonderful pure maple syrup, but why is it so good? Well, they say it’s in the roots of their maple trees because of the warm days and cool nights which help create that sweetness!

Maple Leaf Tree Cake
Maple Leaf Tree Cake
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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
22 minutes 10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
22 minutes 10 minutes
Maple Leaf Tree Cake
Maple Leaf Tree Cake
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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
22 minutes 10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
22 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Cake
Frosting
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Instructions
  1. Cream butter and coconut sugar with electric mixer until well combined and creamy. It will be brown in color. Add your 3 eggs one at a time until uniformly mixed.
    maple cake batter
  2. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl. Add half of that mixture to liquid mixture.
  3. Mix in milk and vanilla. Then add remainder of the flour mixture until completely combined. At the end, mix in your maple syrup.
    maple cake batter
  4. Spray entire baking sheet with nonstick spray and then line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour entire contents of batter in and spread evenly. Baking on middle rack for about 22 minutes.
    maple cake batter
  5. Once your cake is baked and cooled (I put it in the freezer to cool quickly), carefully lift cake out of pan with the parchment paper. You may need to run a butter knife around the edges first. Then use your cookie cutter to cut out leaf shapes.
    maple cake
  6. forming maple cake into leaves
  7. maple cake shaped into leaves
  8. Make your frosting by creaming butter and vanilla first. Then add confectioners sugar until creamy. Finish with mixing in maple syrup. Using a spoon, spread a thin line of frosting on the bottom of a pretzel rod and begin “gluing” your pretzel branches in whatever arrangement you choose.
    maple frosted pretzels
  9. pretzel stick
  10. forming pretzel sticks into maple tree
  11. Arrange your mini maple leaf cakes along the branches. Then, using your pastry bag, pipe frosting on leaves. Garnish with edible gold or gold sugar crystals.
    frosting maple cakes
  12. Maple Leaf Tree Cake
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Maple Leaf Tree Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1494 Calories from Fat 630
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 70g 108%
Saturated Fat 44g 220%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Potassium 221mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 217g 72%
Sugars 156g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 44%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 16%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.