Black Walnut Pound Cake

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Win Spicer
from Frankford, DE

This recipe was given to me many many years ago. It truly is a tried and well enjoyed cake by all who try it. I am always reminded when I bake this of the many times I sat around my grandmother's kitchen cracking walnuts! Note that you begin baking this in a COLD oven!

serves 12-16
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min
method Bake


  • 1/2 lb
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 c
  • 5
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c
    black walnuts, chopped

How To Make

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, Crisco and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 2
    Add eggs, one at a time and beat with mixer after each addition.
  • 3
    Add salt, baking powder, and flour which you have whisked together in another bowl. Beat with mixer until blended well.
  • 4
    Add water, cream, and vanilla. Mix well to blend together.
  • 5
    Fold in walnuts. (I like to have them mixed with a little flour). Pour in a greased and floured tube pan.
  • 6
    Place in a COLD oven. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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