Search thousands of recipes reviewed by home cooks like you.

Old Fashioned Kentucky Nut Cake

Gwen

Simply walnut! I use half butter and half shortening for better flavor. Frost with a buttercream frosting.

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 18 servings

Adjust

Nutrition

Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine milk and vanilla, and add alternately with flour mixture to egg mixture. Fold in nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch cake pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Rate recipe

Your rating

{{ratingWords}}
Cancel
Submit

Reviews

MICHELE22
16
8/23/2003

This cake is absolutely delicious! It smelled so good in the oven that as soon as it came out I had to have a piece. Highly recommended if you have company coming over last minute. No need to frost, it's perfect just the way it is!

Jillian
9
5/14/2012

This cake is not a cake it is more like corn bread. Although it is good, it is definitely not a cake in the traditional sense of the word. If you want something dense with a lot of walnuts that is a little on the dry side, then you've found it right here...sorry.

JT6348
9
8/23/2003

I'm so glad I finally found this cake recipe -- we used to make it years ago, but it was lost during a move! It's absolutely wonderful! Enjoy!