Mrs. Turner's Christmas Walnut Cake

Mrs. Turner's Christmas Walnut Cake Recipe

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Debby Nelson


Every year an elderly lady who attended my husband's church would make his family a walnut cake at Christmas time. After she passed, the job fell to me. Of course, she shelled the walnuts to make her cake but I take the easy way out and buy them already shelled.

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1/2 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
2 c
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 c
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
ground walnuts


2 pkg
cream cheese - 1 8 oz. and 1 3 oz., softened
3/4 c
butter, softened
5 - 5 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/3 c
finely chopped walnuts

How to Make Mrs. Turner's Christmas Walnut Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar.
  • 3Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 4Combine flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl.
  • 5Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk and vanilla. Beat on low speed just until combined.
  • 6Stir in the ground walnuts.
  • 7Pour into 3 greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans.
  • 8Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 9Cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pans to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • 10For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl. Add sugar; mix well. Add vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with walnuts.

    Store in refrigerator.

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About Mrs. Turner's Christmas Walnut Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #Cream, #cheese, #frosting

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