Recipe by Gwen
"Simply walnut! I use half butter and half shortening for better flavor. Frost with a buttercream frosting."
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2 2/3 cups
1 1/3 cups
This cake is absolutely delicious! It smelled so good in the oven that as soon as it came out I had to have a piece. Highly recommended if you have company coming over last minute. No need to frost, it's perfect just the way it is!
This cake is not a cake it is more like corn bread. Although it is good, it is definitely not a cake in the traditional sense of the word. If you want something dense with a lot of walnuts that is a little on the dry side, then you've found it right here...sorry.
I'm so glad I finally found this cake recipe -- we used to make it years ago, but it was lost during a move! It's absolutely wonderful! Enjoy!
This cake was very easy to make and turned out very well! Not to sweet but very moist and delicious.
This cake was a favorite of actress Irene Dunne, who was from KY. It is a favorite of my youth. This recipe is nearly identical to my Mother's. It is a superb cake, with a light crumb. The walnuts make it special, esp with a caramel icing. Good Luck!
I didn't have enough walnuts so I substituted chopped macadamia nuts instead. Wow!
Not a sweet cake, but very nice. I made it for my husband's birthday. We liked it, the kids did not. Definitely a "grown up" cake.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Old Fashioned Kentucky Nut Cake
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 131
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