Walnut Glory Cake Recipe
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Walnut Glory Cake Recipe

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I've served this sponge cake at church dinners, reunions and other occasions for 40 years. It's always on the table when any of our four children, three granddaughters and great-granddaughter visit our log home in the Georgia mountains.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 9 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 389 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 160mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until slightly thickened. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to batter and beat until smooth.
  2. In another bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add the remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Fold a fourth of the egg whites into batter; fold in remaining egg whites. Fold in walnuts.
  3. Spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan (pan will be full). Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  4. Immediately invert pan; cool completely. Run a knife around side of cake and remove from pan. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve drizzling consistency; drizzle over cake. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Walnut Glory Cake in Country Woman March/April 2003, p31

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"We loved this cake"

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