Friday, 9 March 2012

Maple and Walnut Cake

Maple and Walnut Cake
Recipe from Martha Stewart

4 oz butter, room temperature
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
2 cups pure maple syrup
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 oz chopped walnuts

    Preheat the oven to 170C. 
    Butter 10 inch round cake pans, and dust with flour.
    In the bowl, beat the butter until creamy. 
    Add the maple syrup, and beat until combined. Add the eggs, and beat until combined
    In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and ginger. 
    Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and beat to combine. 
    Beat in the milk and vanilla extract until combined. Stir in 3/4 cup chopped walnuts.
    Bake until golden and a cake tester inserted into the centers comes out clean, about 40 minutes. 
    Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool.