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Frosted Walnut Cake

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Ingredients
  Shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg whites 4
  Sugar cube 1 Pound
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 2
  Walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Walnut halves 10
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°.
Cream shortening with sugar and vanilla till fluffy.
Sift flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt together and fold into creamed mixture alternately with milk.
Beat egg whites till stiff and fold in.
Divide between three greased and lined 8 inch layer cake pans.
B ake for 30-35 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
To make frosting, put sugar, cream of tartar and 3/4 cup water in a saucepan and stir over a low heat till sugar dissolves.
Stop stirring and bring to a boil.
Boil to a temperature of 240°.
Meanwhile, beat egg whites till stiff.
Pour syrup in a thin stream onto whites, beating constantly till frosting stands in soft peaks.
Beat in vanilla.
Fold chopped walnuts into one-quarter of frosting and use to put cakes together.
Spread remaining frosting over cake and decorate with walnut halves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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