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

Maple Whipped Cream

Maple Whipped Cream

With the leaves changing color and a hint of chill in the air, I’ve added a cup of coffee to my breakfast routine. Cradling the warm mug in my hand, I go about getting ready for the day. Surprisingly, this small adjustment leaves me feeling pampered in the morning.

Maple Whipped Cream

While most days I stick with a simple black cup of coffee, there are those occasional mornings where I would rather stay snuggled under the covers than face the day. For those groggy mornings, I wondered how I could tempt myself to roll out of bed. After mulling it over I came up with the perfect addition — maple whipped cream!

Maple Whipped Cream

Who wouldn’t want to crawl out of bed for this?! Placed on top of pipping hot coffee, the whipped cream melts into a delicious layer of foam that is sure to start your day with a smile.

Maple Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 C. heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbs. maple syrup

Directions:

  • Place the heavy whipping cream and maple syrup in a bowl
  • Whisk until soft peaks form
  • Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 hours