Maple-Walnut Cake

Makes 12
Prep 20 m
Bake 25 m

Ingredients

Cake:

Frosting:

Directions

  1. 1 of 1 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 8 x 2-inch round layer-cake pans.

Cake:

  1. 1 of 3 Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon into bowl.
  2. 2 of 3 Beat butter in second bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat in granulated sugar and maple syrup. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Drain potatoes; puree in food processor or mash with fork. Add potatoes and 1/2 teaspoon maple extract to butter mixture; beat until smooth. On low speed, beat in flour mixture just until incorporated. Fold in walnuts. Transfer batter to pans, dividing evenly.
  3. 3 of 3 Bake in 350 degree F oven 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pans on rack 10 minutes. Remove cakes to rack to cool completely.

Frosting:

  1. 1 of 2 Beat cream cheese, cream, extract and butter in bowl until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until good spreading consistency. If necessary, refrigerate to thicken if butter becomes too soft.
  2. 2 of 2 Sandwich cake layers together with 3/4 cup frosting between each layer. Frost top and side of cake. Garnish with glace cherries.
Nutrition Information for Maple-Walnut Cake
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Per Serving: 17 g sat. fat, 110 mg chol., 31 g Fat, total, 86 g carb., 7 g pro., 637 kcal cal., 321 mg sodium, 2 g fiber