Black Walnut Cake

Black Walnut Cake

26 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 55 m
Patricia Canerdy
Recipe by  Patricia Canerdy

“I got this recipe from an old Army mess hall sergeant who later became a chef down in Savannah, GA. This is a wonderful, different nut cake. It is equally good served warm or cold. This cake can be wrapped and frozen 3 to 5 months. Thaw, and if desired, reheat to serve.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 12 servings

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing just until the yellow disappears. Combine the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Stir in the vanilla and walnuts, and pour into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until a knife or toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean. Cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before turning out of the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Reviews (26)

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Carolyn
43

Carolyn

I made this cake for Thanksgiving and it was a major hit! I did increase the walnuts to 1 cup and also increased the vanilla to 1 tsp. The recipe makes a large and heavy cake. Nice texture, moist and crispy shell. Will make again...

Jessi C.
33

Jessi C.

Ditto what CINDYDRAPER said. Yum Yum! I love black walnut ice cream, so when I saw this recipe, I had to try it. Delish, not too rich. Even my co-worker who hates walnuts said several times that it was really good! Perfect density and texture in my opinion.

CTR5000
26

CTR5000

My mom made a cake very similar to this one. I don't know where she got the recipe. However she had a topping that consisted of 4 tbl butter and 4 tbl Karo syrup cooked together for about 3 minutes. She alternated whole walnuts and marashino cherries, about 4 or 5 of each, around the top of the cake and then poured the warm mixture of Karo and butter on top of the cake allowing it to drizzle down the side of the cake. Very pretty as well as yummy.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 592 cal
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs
  • 75.7 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 130 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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