Rating: 4 stars
3 Ratings
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Look for brown sugar that is granulated; it dissolves better in the batter. Otherwise, sift brown sugar before using.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2003


Credit: Karry Hosford

Recipe Summary

12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325°.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; calories from fat 21%; fat 5g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 0.7g; poly fat 3.6g; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 37.6g; fiber 0.6g; iron 1mg; sodium 107mg; calcium 19mg.