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Old Fashioned Kentucky Nut Cake

Rated as 4.08 out of 5 Stars

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

servings 240 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (1 - 9 x 13 inch sheet cake)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 240 calories; 14.5 g fat; 23.6 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; 32 mg cholesterol; 201 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 fr...

Most helpful critical review

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 tha...

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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 fr...

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 tha...

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!

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

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 walnu...

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

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.

Excellent flavor!

I thought this cake was too dry. Needed more flavor.