Maple Walnut Pound Cake

Maple Walnut Pound Cake

1 cup Butter of Margarine Softened
1 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
2 1/4 cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 cup milk
1 Tbsp. Maple Flavoring
5 eggs
1 1/2 cups Chopped Walnuts
Maple Glaze (recipe follows)
Walnut halves or chopped walnuts for garnish

Procedures:
In mixer bowl cream butter and sugars until fluffy. In another bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. In measuring cup combine milk and maple flavoring; beat into butter mixture alternatively with flour mixture. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Mix in 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts. Turn into greased 9 or 10 inch tube pan. Bake in lower third of 300-degree oven 1 hour to 1 hour, 15 minutes, just until pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool completely. Drizzle with maple glaze and garnish with walnuts.

Maple Glaze:
In a small bowl mix 1 cup sifted powdered sugar with 1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp. Milk to make a glaze of thick pouring consistency. Stir in 1/4 tsp. maple flavoring. Yield: Makes one 9 or 10 inch cake (approx. 12-14 servings)

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