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Black Walnut Pound Cake Recipe

Black Walnut Pound Cake

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"This is an old recipe my mother always fixed. I shortened it and it is a favorite of my family."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch tube pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, instant pudding, eggs, oil and water for 2 minutes using an electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in the ground walnuts. Pour into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan before inverting onto a plate to serve.
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  • Tip:
  • I always freeze my walnuts before grinding them in a food processor.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 15, 2006

Just made this for Sunday breakfast and it is absolutely scrumptious!! So tasty and moist, and best of all, easy. Will make it again and again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 19, 2007

Leaves a terrible after taste in your mouth. I'll give two stars cause it is moist. Maybe would be better with a different nut.


8 Ratings

Apr 04, 2007

I have to admit I made it exactly as listed, except without the walnuts... I wanted a plain, vanilla pound cake to have with strawberries and ice cream. It was moist and wonderful and took the same amount of time to bake as the recipe said.

Dec 09, 2010

I made this cake for my family a couple of nights ago for dessert annd they loved it.It was so easy to make and so yummy.I added 1/2cup chopped walnuts and made a easy glaze to top it off,but its great with or without the glaze.I will be making this cake again.Thanks

Sep 08, 2009

We love this cake. It is so moist. I usually put a glaze, but no need. It never lasts very long in the house and super easy to make. I use regular walnuts and add black walnut flavoring to the cake as well as the glaze.

Jun 18, 2010

I had some black walnuts so I decided to give this recipe a try, and……….wow! It came out so moist and tasty. I used the “Classic Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting” (from this site) which was a good combination. I will make this again.

Jan 14, 2007

01/14/07 very good, its a keeper

Feb 22, 2013

We have black walnut trees and I was always looking for away to use them. This is it! Even my kids that do not care for the taste of black walnuts liked this! The ones that like the taste of black walnuts loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 368 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 421 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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