Old Fashion Nut Cake

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 6 / 8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

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 salt
3/4 c milk
1/4 c rum or brandy
1 1/2 c butter or margarine (softened)
2 c granulated sugar
6 eggs
dry sherry wine
confectioners sugar

The Cook

Russ Myers Recipe
x2
Well Seasoned
Necedah, WI (pop. 916)
Beegee1947
Member Since Jun 2012
Russ' notes for this recipe:
Store this cake in a cool place for several days to mellow.
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Directions

1
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.
2
Put nuts into a large mixing bowl.
Sift flour, bsking powder, and salt over a piece of waxed paper and set aside.
3
In a measuring cup, combine milk with rum or brandy and set aside.

Preheat oven to 275 F.
4
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.
5
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.
6
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.
7
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

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user Judi Lab GrandmaJudisCookin - Dec 2, 2012
Russ your cake sounds great,but I don't see what you do with the sherry!
user Valerie Curtis Islandlizard - Dec 2, 2012
Judi, my grandma made a cake like this and she would pour the sherry over the baked cake then cover it with cheesecloth for a day or two.
user Russ Myers Beegee1947 - Dec 2, 2012
Judi, thats sounds good. Think I'll try your method next time we make these.
user Russ Myers Beegee1947 - Dec 2, 2012
Holy cow, your right I forgot the Sherry. Thank you very much
user Judi Lab GrandmaJudisCookin - Dec 2, 2012
Thank you Valerie..I thought that might be where it went!!lol

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