Maple Walnut Cake

Ingredients: Makes 12 servings

2 tbsp +5 fl. oz 100% maple syrup
3 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup boiling water
2 1/2 oz dates
1/4 cup Walnut, chopped
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 TBSP orange zest
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
2 TBSP butter unsalted
1 TBSP Pure vanilla extract
2 sprays of cooking spray

Directions:

To prepare glaze, combine 2 tbsp. maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and powdered sugar. Glaze should be sauce consistency. Loosen with water by the teaspoon if needed. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, pour boiling water over dates. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit at room temperature.

Spray a spring form pan with pan spray. Set aside.

In a food processor, pulse whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, walnuts, baking soda and salt until walnuts are completely ground and the mixture is course. Transfer to a bowl.

Puree the dates with their soaked water until smooth. Add egg, 5 fl oz. maple syrup, oil butter, vinegar, and vanilla. Puree just until smooth. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir until smooth.

Bake the cake in a 325 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool. Remove from spring form pan. Pour glaze over cake and cut cake into 12 pieces. Sprinkle orange zest over glaze and serve.

Serving Size:
One serving: 1 slice (2.6 oz wt)

Nutritional Information:
Nutrition Info (per serving):   245 cal; 9g total fat; 2g sat fat; 39g carb; 3g pro; 2g fiber; 130mg sodium                 

Recipe Source:
Recipe provided by FLIK Hospitality Group open link in new window