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Black Walnut Cake

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  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Ground black walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Egg whites 2
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
For frosting
  Butter/Margarine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Half and half/Milk 4 Tablespoon
  Ground walnuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Line bottom of two 9-inch round cake dishes with wax paper.
Set aside.
In medium mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients.
Beat at low speed of electric mixer until moistened.
Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
Divide batter evenly between prepared dishes.
Place one dish at a time on saucer in microwave oven.
Microwave at 70% (Medium High) for 5 minutes.
Rotate dish half turn.
Increase power to High.
Microwave for 1 1/2 to 6 1/2 minutes, or until center springs back when touched lightly and no uncooked batter remain; on the bottom, rotating dish 2 or 3 times.
Let stand on counter for 5 minutes.
Invert onto wire rack.
Repeat with second layer.
Cool cake completely.
Place butter in medium mixing bowl.
Microwave at 30% (Medium Low) for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until softened, checking after every 15 seconds.
Add powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and 3 tablespoons half-and-half.
Beat at low speed of electric mixer until smooth, adding half-and-half until desired spreading consistency.
Stir in ground walnuts.
Place one cake layer on serving plate.
Spread with one-third of frosting.
Top with second layer.
Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.
Garnish with walnuts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 4074 Calories from Fat 2120

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 245 g377.3%

Saturated Fat 72.7 g363.6%

Trans Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 415.3 mg138.4%

Sodium 1391.1 mg58%

Total Carbohydrates 432 g143.9%

Dietary Fiber 13.6 g54.6%

Sugars 324.5 g

Protein 61 g121.2%

Vitamin A 52.6% Vitamin C 4.7%

Calcium 89% Iron 65.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Black Walnut Cake Recipe