English Hard Cake

English Hard Cake Recipe

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Larry Myers


Good served with: a cup of tea or strong coffee.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
50 Min


  • 2 1/2 c
    unbleached flour
  • 1 c
    toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 large
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp

How to Make English Hard Cake


  1. Combine the flour, walnuts, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, (not the cinnamon sugar ), mixing until combined. The mixture will be crumbly. Do not beat into a soft creamy mixture.
  5. Shape into walnut-size balls. Arrange in circles in a greased 9-inch cake pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  6. Bake at 350 F for 50 minutes.

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About English Hard Cake

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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