Hickory Nut Cake

Hickory Nut Cake

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"This cake utilizes hickory nuts. Other nuts could be substituted if you don't have hickory nuts."
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servings 165 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 157 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch round cake pans. Sift flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Stir in nuts.
  3. In a separate clean bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Quickly but gently fold into the batter.
  4. Divide batter into 2 - 9 inch pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.


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