Photo: Karry Hosford
12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Look for brown sugar that is granulated; it dissolves better in the batter. Otherwise, sift brown sugar before using.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°.

Step 2

To prepare cake, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and nutmeg, stirring with a whisk.

Step 3

Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in extracts.

Step 4

Sift 1/4 cup flour mixture over egg white mixture; fold in. Repeat procedure with flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time.

Step 5

Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, spreading evenly. Break air pockets by cutting through batter with a knife. Bake at 325° for 50 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan; cool completely. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Invert cake onto plate.

Step 6

To prepare topping, combine powdered sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Drizzle sugar mixture over top of cake; sprinkle with walnuts.

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