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Black Walnut Pound Cake

 Black Walnut Pound Cake
I still remember my grandmother making this cake when I was a child...oh, how good it smelled and tasted!
12-16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
  • addition. Sift together flour and baking powder; add alternately to
  • creamed mixture with milk and extracts, beating on low speed just
  • until combined. Fold in nuts.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 325° for
  • about 1 hour 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool
  • on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan to cool

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Black Walnut Pound Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • completely.
  • In a small bowl, combine frosting ingredients; spread over cake.
  • Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 652 calories, 32 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 86 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.