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Black Walnut Cake

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Ingredients
  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)
Directions

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: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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