Maple Walnut Cake (Gateau A L'erable Et Noix)
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Maple Walnut Cake (Gateau A L'erable Et Noix)
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:52:17 AM. Recipe ID 13975. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Maple walnut cake (gateau a l'erable et noix)
 Categories: Cakes
      Yield: 12 servings
           Karen Mintzias

    1/2 c  Unsalted butter; room temp.
    1/2 c  Light brown sugar (packed)
      2    Eggs; beaten to blend,
           -- room temperature
  2 1/2 c  Cake flour
      2 ts Baking powder
    1/2 ts Baking soda
      1 c  Maple syrup
    1/2 c  Hot water

MMMMM--------------------MAPLE WALNUT PRALINE-------------------------
      1 c  Maple syrup
      1 c  Chopped walnuts

MMMMM--------------------MAPLE WHIPPED CREAM-------------------------
      2 c  Whipping cream
      6 tb Powdered sugar
      1 ts Maple extract; or...
           -- up to double this amount
  FOR CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease two 8- to 9-inch
  round cake pans.  Using electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar.
  Beat in eggs in thin stream.  Combine flour, baking powder and baking
  soda in another bowl.  Alternate adding dry ingredients, syrup and
  hot water to butter mixture, blending until smooth.  Bake until
  tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.  Cool
  completely.  Wrap; chill thoroughly.
  FOR PRALINE: Lightly grease baking sheet.  Boil syrup in heavy small
  saucepan until candy thermometer registers 300 degrees F (hard-crack
  stage).  Remove from heat.  Stir in walnuts.  Pour onto prepared
  sheet. Cool until set.  Transfer to processor and mix to fine powder.
  FOR WHIPPED CREAM: Beat cream with sugar and extract to stiff peaks.
  TO ASSEMBLE: Cut off top crusts from cake layers.  Set 1 layer on
  platter. Spread lightly with whipped cream.  Sprinkle lightly with
  praline.  Top with second cake layer.  Spread top and sides lightly
  with whipped cream. Spoon remaining whipped cream into pastry bag
  fitted with star tip.  Pipe lattice design atop cake; pipe border
  around bottom edge of cake.  Press praline onto sides; sprinkle any
  remainder on top.  Serve Maple Walnut Cake chilled or at room

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Recipe ID 13975 (Apr 03, 2005)

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