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Mom's Walnut Cake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------------CAKE------------------------------------
  • 1 1/2 c Butter (3 sticks), divided
  • 6 lg Eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 c Buttermilk
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract (or more)
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 c Sugar, granulated
  • 2 1/2 c Confectioner's sugar (4x)
  • 2 1/2 c Flour
  • Walnut meats


2 c Light brown sugar (1 box)
1/2 c Butter
2/3 c Water, plus 2 T
2 tb Karo

Separate eggs; place all the whites in a large bowl, place 3 yolks in one
small container, and the other 3 in another. Grease bundt pan (or small
tube pan and a loaf pan). Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Soften 1/2 C butter in a large bowl; add confectioner's sugar and beat
until thoroughly mixed. Add 3 egg yolks, one after another, and continue
beating. Add vanilla and mix till thoroughly blended, scraping sides with
spatula if necessary.

Measure flour into a small bowl and stir in baking soda. Add to
butter/sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk in 4 steps, beginning and
ending with the flour.

Sprinkle about 1/2 t salt on egg whites. Beat till stiff, but not dry.
Fold egg whites into batter.

TOPPING: Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat; add 1 T of
pineapple juice and the sugar. Add water and Karo and cook at a high,
rolling boil for about 3 minutes; stir in 2 T hot water. Pour syrup into
pan, pave bottom with walnuts. Pour in batter and bake at 350 degrees F.
about 30-35 minutes, until done. Drizzle cooled cake with walnut liqueur.

Try substituting almonds and Amaretto! (a la Cafe Espresso)

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