Maple Frosted Walnut Slice

cook 10 mins
  • 1 shop-bought loaf cake, such as walnut or Madeira, about 300 g (10 oz)
  • walnut halves, to decorate
  • 75 g (3 oz) cream cheese
  • 25 g (1 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 75 g (3 oz) icing sugar
  • To make the frosting, place the cream cheese, butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a large bowl and beat with a hand-held electric whisk until very pale and creamy. Gradually sift in the icing sugar, beating well between each addition.
  • Use a small palette knife to spread the frosting thickly over the loaf cake, then decorate with walnut halves. Serve the cake cut into thick slices.
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