Grandma’s Hickory Nut Cake
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
Love it! Reminds me of grandma's cakes and the frostings she made when I was little. The frosting is sweet, but that's how penuche (like fudge candy) frostings are. It was worth the work of getting the hickory nuts.
The cake was ok, but the frosting was way, way, way to sweet.
Wonderful!! It took us about 3 hours to shell the hickory nuts (1 cup), so if this recipe didn't work, I would have cried! Delicious!! You could make it with pecans, but hickory nuts are so mild and good. The icing is wonderful too and would be good on a ton of other cakes (ex: apple, spice, pumpkin, etc). Like all recipes, test your baking powder before using. I did two round layers, but think next time, I will do one 9x13. I can see why this one is a family tradition!!