Old Fashioned Kentucky Nut Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Old Fashioned Kentucky Nut Cake

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"Simply walnut! I use half butter and half shortening for better flavor. Frost with a buttercream frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 x 13 inch sheet cake Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine milk and vanilla, and add alternately with flour mixture to egg mixture. Fold in nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch cake pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 23, 2003

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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 14, 2012

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.

 

11 Ratings

Aug 23, 2003

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!

 
Aug 23, 2003

This cake was very easy to make and turned out very well! Not to sweet but very moist and delicious.

 
Mar 31, 2008

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!

 
Feb 23, 2003

I didn't have enough walnuts so I substituted chopped macadamia nuts instead. Wow!

 
Aug 29, 2002

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.

 
Aug 29, 2002

Excellent flavor!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

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

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