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Old Fashion Nut Cake

Russ Myers


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

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6 / 8
30 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


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


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

Preheat oven to 275 F.
4In 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.
5Reduce 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.
6Turn 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.
7Turn 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