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Serves: 12
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1 c butter, softened
2 c sugar
4 eggs
3 c all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c whole milk
1 c chopped black walnuts
3 c sugar
1 c whole milk
1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c chopped black walnuts

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Jewel Hall Recipe
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Cullman, AL (pop. 14,775)
Member Since Oct 2010
Jewel's notes for this recipe:
Some of you wanted my Black Walnut Layer Cake Recipe so...Here you are. Actually my mother always made the Black Walnut Layer Cake. I will warn you it takes 2 cups of Black Walnuts instead of one. However, you get twice the aroma and it is VERY PRETTY !!!
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CAKE: Pre heat oven to 375 degree F. Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and stir into creamed mixture,alternating with milk. Add vanilla and beat to combine. Fold in Walnuts just to incorporate.
Pour mixture into 3 greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans. Bake until done, about 25 minutes. Test with tooth pick to be sure.
FROSTING: Combine sugar and milk in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Turn down to low boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Cool. After cooled, beat until thickened. Follow instructions below on how to apply frosting.
TIP: Turn 1 st layer of cake on to cake plate top side down, sprinkle with walnuts and thickly drizzle with frosting. Place second layer on top of first layer top side down. Sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with frosting. Place third layer on top of second layer top side up. Frost top and sides of cake, covering top first and drizzle as heavily as possible down sides. Sprinkle remaining walnuts on top.

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user Bea L. BeachChic - Nov 24, 2010
OMG, Jewel, you are indeed a jewel!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Have a wonderful, safe and happy Thanksgiving and God bless you!:D
user Jewel Hall 0124 - Nov 24, 2010
Back to you Sweet Bea....Let me know how it turns out...CHEERS !!
user Sandi Moorhead Beaner - Nov 24, 2010
Instead of three layers, could this be made in a bundt pan?
user Jewel Hall 0124 - Nov 24, 2010
Probably Sandi, but you'd have to change your cooking time to probably about 50 minutes. Just keep a watch on it about over cooking and check with a tooth pick to see if it's done. CHEERS !!
user Sandi Moorhead Beaner - Nov 26, 2010
Thx..................will give it a try!

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