Maple Walnut Pound Cake
1 3/4 C chopped, toasted walnuts
2 1/4 C cake flour
1 t baking powder
1 1/4 C softened unsalted butter
1 1/4 C sugar
1/2 C pure maple syrup
3/4 t maple flavoring
1/2 t vanilla
Butter and flour 12 C Bundt pan; finely grind walnuts. Sift flour,
baking powder, and salt into bowl, set aside. Beat butter and
sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs 1 at a time, beating in
between. Beat in maple syrup, maple flavoring, and vanilla.
(batter may look curdled, this is okay). Mix in dry ingredients,
fold in walnuts. Pour batter in pan, bake at 350F for 45-60 minutes.
Cool 10 min, remove from pan.
1/2 stick butter
2 T maple syrup
2 T whipping cream
6 T powdered sugar
Melt butter with syrup and cream - remove from heat. Add sugar
and whisk until smooth. Cool until slightly thickened (15 minutes).
Drizzle over cake, garnish with walnut halves if desired.