Cardamom-Walnut Pound Cake
|Title:||Cardamom-Walnut Pound Cake|
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 10-inch Bundt pan*.
Combine 1/2 cup of the flour, cardamom, salt and walnuts in a bowl.
Beat butter in a large bowl on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add sugar; beat until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in vanilla extract.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, alternately with 1 tablespoon flour, beating about 30 seconds after each addition. Fold in remaining flour, nut mixture and 1/2 cup milk. Scrape batter into prepared Bundt pan.
Bake for 1 hour 20 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick insert in the center comes out clean.
Remove to wire rack and cool 15 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack and cool completely.
When cake is cooled, beat together confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons milk in a bowl until smooth. Pour over cake. Garnish with candy sprinkles, if desired.
* This cake may also be baked in 2 (8 x 4 x 2-inch) loaf pans. Bake for about 1 hour 20 minutes. If using disposable aluminum baking pans approximately the same size, bake 1 hour 30 minutes.