Maple Bourbon Walnut Angel Food Cake

Maple Bourbon Walnut Angel Food Cake

There were two birthday desserts that were staples in our house growing up – chocolate éclair and angel food cake. I often opted for the angel food cake and my mom would make her special raspberry glaze to drizzle over the top. Seriously, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Maple Bourbon Walnut Angel Food Cake

Over the years, angel food cake is still a family favorite, but my sister has up the ante by making it from scratch! Yes, from scratch! I’m still not at her level and cut corners by baking a box mix, but I try to make up for it with the icing. This time around I whipped together a maple bourbon glaze and sprinkled walnuts on top of the cake. It’s interesting how the simplest tweak to a recipe can make it feel fresh and new.

Maple Bourbon Walnut Angel Food Cake

Maple Bourbon Walnut Angel Food Cake

Ingredients:

  • Angel food cake mix (and require ingredients)
  • 1 C. powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs. bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 C. crushed walnuts

Directions:

  • Bake angel food cake according to instructions and let cool
  • Mix the powdered sugar, bourbon, vanilla and salt until smooth
  • Drizzle the bourbon glaze over the cake and garnish with walnuts
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Mini Floral Cake

Mini Floral Cake

Tomorrow Ian and I celebrate our two-year wedding anniversary. Can you believe it?! Two years! It feels like yesterday I was walking down the aisle towards my best friend, but the calendar doesn’t lie – 730 days have since gone by.

Mini Floral Cake

Mini Floral Cake

These past two years have been filled with many adventures (here too!), laughter, and trials. Through it all, I’ve felt blessed to have Ian by my side and I’m looking forward to what year three has in store for us!

Mini Floral Cake

Mini Floral Cake

To celebrate, I baked this mini floral cake! It’s easy to bake (shh, don’t tell anyone I used a box mix!), but the fresh floral decorations add an air of elegance. This cake would make a sweet addition to a birthday party treat table or in our case – an anniversary dinner!

To make this at home, just keep it simple! Divide a box cake mix into two greased mini cake tins. Bake according to the instructions and let cool. Layer vanilla frosting between tiers and decorate with fresh blooms.