Russ Myers Recipe

Old Fashion Nut Cake

By Russ Myers Beegee1947

Recipe Rating:
6 / 8
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Russ' Story

Store this cake in a cool place for several days to mellow.


8 c
walnuts or pecans (coarsely chopped)
3 1/2 c
sifted all-purpose flour (sift before measuring)
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
3/4 c
1/4 c
rum or brandy
1 1/2 c
butter or margarine (softened)
2 c
granulated sugar
dry sherry wine
confectioners sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Using solid vegetable shortening, lightly grease the inside of a 10 by 4 1/2 inch tube pan (without a removable bottom) Line the bottom of the pan with brown paper or waxed paper that has been cut to fit. Lightly grease paper with shortening.
Put nuts into a large mixing bowl.
Sift flour, bsking powder, and salt over a piece of waxed paper and set aside.
In a measuring cup, combine milk with rum or brandy and set aside.

Preheat oven to 275 F.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until mixture is smooth and very light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Reduce speed to low; beat in flour mixture (in fourths), alternating with the milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Pour batter over nuts and mix well with a rubber spatula.
Turn batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake 2 1/2 hours, or until test done. Remove cake from oven and place on wire rack to cool 30 minutes.
Turn cake out of pan; discard paper and place cake on a wire rack to cool completely. Pour the sherry over the baked cake then cover it with cheesecloth. Store cake in a cool place for several days to mellow. To serve, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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B Myers W5763E
Mar 6, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Judi Lab GrandmaJudisCookin
Dec 3, 2012
Thank you Russ...Now I'm off to the store to pick up what I need. Can't wait to get this in the oven!! :)
Russ Myers Beegee1947
Dec 2, 2012
Pour the sherry over the (cooled) baked cake then cover it with cheesecloth for a day or two.
I made the changes but apparently they do not appear yet.
Judi Lab GrandmaJudisCookin
Dec 2, 2012
I'm sorry Russ but you still haven't told us what to do with the sherry? Does it get poured over the cake when it comes out of the oven? Sorry to keep asking but I really would like to make this cake and make it correctly.
Russ Myers Beegee1947
Dec 2, 2012
Thank you ladies. I have made corrections