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Black Walnut Coconut Cake Recipe
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Black Walnut Coconut Cake Recipe

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I’ve been making cakes for over 60 years, and this is one of my favorites. I’m often asked to bring it to the monthly senior citizens’ fellowship meal at my church. My children and grandchildren think it’s special, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts
  • SYRUP:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 629 calories, 31 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 80 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, buttermilk, oil, eggs and extract until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in coconut and walnuts.
  2. Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and extract.
  4. Remove cake from pan to a wire rack. Poke holes in warm cake with a skewer; slowly pour syrup over cake. Cool completely before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Black Walnut Coconut Cake in Country Extra January 2008, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 629 calories, 31 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 80 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Reviews for Black Walnut Coconut Cake(7)

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

Most grocery stores have black walnuts in the baking isle . They may be seasonal in some areas. The taste will not be the same with any other nut. I tried to add 5 stars but it would only let me add one.

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

where do I find black walnuts????? I rated one star because you have to click a star just to ask this question.

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

I have made this cake several times and it is perfect each time! I always get rave reviews! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

Excellent flavored cake

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

Absolutely fabulous special occasion cake

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