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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • BROWNED BUTTER GLAZE:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons warm water

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 338 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein

Directions

  1. Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, walnuts, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another large bowl, whisk the egg yolks, water, oil and maple flavoring; add to dry ingredients and beat until well blended. In a small bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and remaining sugar on medium speed until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  3. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 325° for 60-70 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.
  4. Immediately invert the pan onto a wire rack; cool completely. Carefully run a knife around edges of pan and center tube to loosen; remove cake.
  5. For glaze, heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until golden brown. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough water to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Walnut-Maple Chiffon Cake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p138


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