Black Walnut Pound Cake Recipe

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Black Walnut Pound Cake Recipe
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Black Walnut Pound Cake Recipe

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I still remember my grandmother making this cake when I was a child...oh, how good it smelled and tasted!
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups 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
  • 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour and baking powder; add alternately with milk and extracts to creamed mixture, 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 and 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing from pan. Cool thoroughly. For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter in a medium mixing bowl. Add sugar and mix well. Add vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread on cooled cake. Cake can be made with or without frosting. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Black Walnut Pound Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p10

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 652 calories, 32g fat (15g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 86g carbohydrate (64g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups 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
  • 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour and baking powder; add alternately with milk and extracts to creamed mixture, 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 and 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing from pan. Cool thoroughly. For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter in a medium mixing bowl. Add sugar and mix well. Add vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread on cooled cake. Cake can be made with or without frosting. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Black Walnut Pound Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p10

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Saybeebisber User ID: 6255487 274653
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2017

"I wanted to try this recipe because my mothers recipe calls for 7 egg whites and 5 yolks and this reciipe calls for 5 eggs. (No extra yolks left over) This cake came out beautifully. It released from the pan easily and the cooking time was right on and the color was a beautiful brown. This is why I gave it a 2 star. My problem was, the cake was dry and not very flavorful. Pure maple extract may have been a good option to give it a flavor boost. As for the cakes dryness, I think I will stick with my moms chiffon black walnut cake."

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enticement User ID: 7147486 18776
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"This is also my mothers recipe and I make it for gifts and special occasions. We had a large black walnut tree in our yard so we always had them. Hope others will try this recipe and enjoy as much as the generations of my family has. A great gift for Christmas."

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enticement User ID: 7147486 74493
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"This is also my mothers recipe and I make it for gifts and special occasions. We had a large black walnut tree in our yard so we always had them. Hope others will try this recipe and enjoy as much as the generations of my family has. A great gift for Christmas."

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mohemp32 User ID: 6965484 46054
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"My husband's mom used to make this for him so when he asked me to try I had to scramble for the recipe. Well, this one was a hit! Really good! He loved it and so did I"

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