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       Title: VERMONT MAPLE CAKE
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 12 Servings
  
       2 c  Flour
     3/4 c  Sugar
     3/4 c  Brown sugar; packed
       3 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Vegetable oil
       7    Eggs; separated
     3/4 c  Water
       2 ts Maple flavoring
     1/2 ts Cream of tartar
       1 c  Walnuts; chopped
       1 c  Real maple syrup
     1/2 c  Walnuts; toasted; chopped
            Whipped cream (opt)
  
   In large bowl of electric mixer, combine flour, sugars, baking powder and
   salt. Mix until blended. In another bowl, combine oil, egg yolks, water and
   maple flavoring. Turn mixer on medium speed. Add liquid ingredients to dry
   ingredients. Beat 1 minute. In large metal bowl (not plastic), beat egg
   whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar. Whip at high speed until stiff
   peaks form. Pour batter over egg whites. Fold together gently until
   blended. Fold in 1 cup of chopped nuts. Pour into ungreased 10 angel food
   pan. Bake at 325~ for 55 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 350~. Bake
   10 minutes longer until top springs back when touched. Cool upside down.
   Remove from pan. Bring maple syrup to boil in a medium saucepan. Lower
   heat. Simmer 15 minutes or until almost reduced to half. Drizzle hot syrup
   over cooled cake. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts. Decorate with whipped
   cream.
  
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