In December I turned 30 and to celebrate one day of fun just didn’t seem appropriate. Maybe it’s all the hype with becoming a real adult. Maybe it’s just because I like baking new things. Either way, this year is the year of 30 Cakes.
Number 12 is a nutty adventure – Walnut with Cardamom butter cream.
It’s modeled after a recipe found in a baking book left here by a friend of mine who has moved on to more southern climes (Australia, actually, which is almost as south as you can get! ). I modified it a little by adding yogurt to the ground-walnut-based batter and cardamom to the icing a little at a time until I ended up with just a hint of flavor beyond delicious sweetened butter icing.
Made in a loaf pan, this is a tasty little cake that might just wind up as breakfast tomorrow too!
(Hey. You on Instagram? I promise I don’t just take photos of cake!)