black walnut cake

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Laura Spencer-Whitacre
from Fort Mohave, AZ

I didn't get to see my birth mother very often, but it was great when we did, and this cake was always shared on our visits. I honor Rebecca Jane Thomas my mother for this recipe.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 12
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For black walnut cake

  • 2 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 2/3 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    water
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 c
    black walnuts, chopped
  • 1
    recipe black walnut icing, recipe follows
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How To Make black walnut cake

  • 1
    1. preheat oven to 350*. grease and flour 2, 9in cake pans 2. In med. bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. 3. In lg. bowl and using electric mixer at med speed, beat sugar and shortening until fluffy. Add vanilla extract, beating to mix very well. Alternately add flour mixture and water to shortening mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • 2
    4.In separate bowl beat egg whites and cream of tatar until stiff peaks form. fold egg whites into batter until well combined. Stir in Walnuts. pour into prepared pans.
  • 3
    Bake 25-30 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched. cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes, turn out cake on rack and continue cooling. Frost.
  • 4
    Black Walnut Icing 2 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1/3 cup sugar, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup finely chopped black wlanuts. In bowl, combine heavy cream and sugar. Beat at med. speed until soft peaks form. Add, vanilla extract and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in black walnuts. refrigerate until ready to use. Cake should be refrigerated.

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