There's a reason maple and walnut are often married as a single flavor: the two are exceptionally compatible and have an almost synergistic effect on each other. Here maple syrup is used both to sweeten and flavor the cake as well as the frosting.
Posie Gets Cozy // Alicia Paulson baked herself a birthday cake. I don't really craft, and yet I adore her. The only craft blog I read. She makes me want to cross-stitch. (Which, actually, I used to do as a child and in my early teens.)