After I took this photo, I used my spatula to smooth out the frosting as evenly as possible across the top and the sides. Freezer friendly too. One layer was up to 215F degrees. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each. I add a spoonful of batter to one pan, then the next pan, repeating this process until I’ve used up all the batter. Life was so simple then. Rated 4.6 from 8 votes Prep Time. Use a spatula to spread the frosting out across the top of the layer. You don’t want any eggshell to get into the batter where it could be much harder to see. I love your comment reminiscing about walnuts and the cake recipe. So, let’s see if we can remedy that. Stir slowly to avoid making a mess. Frosting – And, you’ll need these ingredients to make the frosting. I also use a canned spray with flour mixed in to coat the inside of the pans. This would also make a nice cake for the holidays! I do hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Add sour cream and mix together. I hope you enjoy our old fashioned Black Walnut Cake. Rich and creamy, use them in deviled eggs or a dip. She also made cornbread fritters which were very good. Add eggs, one at a time, mix just until combined. After you add each egg, mix each one into the batter just until it’s incorporated. 1 tbsp. I could see the layers had already pulled from the side of the baking pans, which pretty much meant they were done. I just wish I had planned ahead when I made mine and used Walnut Flavoring. I appreciate your visits. I look forward to hearing your results. My only regret was not having the Walnut Flavoring. Let me know how it turns out if you do. -Steve, Can you please send me some pictures Then, I use the back of the spoon to spread the batter out in the pan. We eat ours uniced, delicious. 3–1/2 cups sifted Self-Rising Flour It took almost a year, but I finally made this cake that has been on my wish list. As for the Walnut Cake, you can always make it as a sheet cake, but I’m sure you had already thought about that. Add the one cup of firmly packed brown sugar to the bowl. Butter and flour a 10" tube pan. That’s always good. Go figure. It is great for those days when I just don’t feel like cooking but want to serve my family an impressive dinner. Throw the ingredients in and the slow cooker works its magic. I hope not. Find which way works best for you. My mom sent me some of her favorite recipes that she has collected from various family members and friends. I considered not icing this one since my brother is diabetic, but wanted to make it a recipe I could share. Just remember, all comments are moderated. Repeat the process until you’ve got it all mixed together. Our most trusted Black Walnut Pound Cake recipes. Divide the batter evenly between the three pans. Be Blessed!!! Add the flavoring next. Be Blessed!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Smile. Repeat this process with the second layer, then add the top layer. Nov 30, 2020 - Explore Shirley Dale's board "Black Walnut pound cake" on Pinterest. This really isn’t a decorating type of frosting, at least not for me. Smile. Be Blessed!!! I know you can wash it once you get home, but I like to buy it wrapped up at least. Quick question: I always wonder…is 1 1/2 cups ‘sifted flour’ flour that measures 1 1/2 cups before, or after, it’s sifted. My niece and her husband who live in Raleigh were visiting. ★☆ Mar 12, 2014 - I am one of those people that if given my choice, I’d do dessert before my meal. Can’t rate your Black walnut cake recipe yet. I like to cut a parchment circle to fit inside my pans. A moist cake mix-based pound cake is made special with the distinct flavor of black walnuts. Experiment with it sometime. 1 cup Granulated Sugar I have never used self rising flour in a cake. Better safe than sorry. Hi Marilyn, I’ve never actually tried making the milk and vinegar substitution for buttermilk. Black Walnut Pound Cake. Set aside for now. It doesn’t have to be perfect each time until you get to the last addition, then you want to be sure you have all the flour mixed in and no lumps showing. Alright then, let’s head on out to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking! PHOTO BY SAM LEONE / PD. Cream butter and cream cheese, then add sugar beating until light and fluffy. I was so young and my Grandmother's kitchen was my favorite place to be. Spread frosting between layers of cake, on sides, and on top. I’d most certainly want to try that next time. I put in a full cup of chopped black walnuts (because I love them) and added a simple maple flavored glaze while it was still warm. Thanks in advance and God Bless, Deborah, Hi Deborah, I do hope you get to try our Black Walnut Cake recipe. 1 cup Butter, at room temperature ½ cup Lard, or Crisco Vegetable Shortening You can make this as a round cake or a loaf, instructions for both. Hi Lori, Maybe you can share your Moms secret with us for making such a great Black Walnut Cake. This year we did for the first time. Did you figure out the cost of this cake? You’ll need 3 1/2 cups of sifted flour for the layers. I generally purchase their pecans from our North Carolina State Farmers Market in Raleigh, but you can also order Pecans, English Walnuts, and the Black Walnuts online from their website. It didn’t work out. Place the cream cheese, butter and flavoring in a large mixing bowl. ★☆ 2 – 8oz packages Cream Cheese, softened Preheat oven to 325 degrees. I do hope you’ll keep it up and visit with us often. Just use whatever you have on hand. 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Flavoring Total Time. Confused yet? I’m using a Butter and Nut Flavoring from my friends over at Southern Flavoring Company. Coffee & walnut cake. They complete fish tacos and are a tasty addition to burgers. Mine are not! The walnuts alone added just a subtle hint of flavor to the cake, and I guess we both had been expecting a bit more. I have heard that if you coat the nuts with flour, the nuts will not settle to the bottom of the cake. This will take about three minutes with a good hand mixer. Next, I placed some of the frosting in a decorators bag and piped a border of frosting around the outside edge of the layer. Over the years, conversations often turn to food after a big meal, or when we’re starting to get hungry. Learn how to cook great Black walnut pound cake . It just works out for us to add the flour one cup at a time, then a half cup of buttermilk at a time until we get it all mixed into the batter. Be Blessed!!! Thanks Steve, I am 67 and this old dog learned new tricks. Smile. Hi Dora, Happy Anniversary to you both. If you’re craving avocado but don’t want guac (gasp), remember these recipes. Add flour, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Thank You so much! I think it will help improve the flavor a good bit. In the list was a recipe for a Black Walnut Pound Cake. Add slowly into the butter/sugar mixture, alternately with the milk until just blended. I did frost the cake all over as you can see, then sprinkled just a few of the crushed walnuts on top for a bit of eye appeal. I do appreciate your visit today. I hope you’ll try the Black Walnut Cake Recipe. It actually took four scoops, but I didn’t realize that until I started smoothing it out. Dense, heavy pound cakes are not typically what I choose when I am craving cake… but I like to surprise him every now and again. We’re going to alternate between adding flour and buttermilk to complete making the batter for the layers. It’s not going to hurt anything if you do. This will take just about 20 seconds. Be Blessed!!! The door is always open, so stop by anytime. We have for years not picked up the nuts from them. This Black Walnut Pound Cake has to be at the top of my list. You just need to rotate them towards the end of their baking time so they bake more evenly. 1 tbsp. Being a new diabetic, I am going to make it again with Swerve sweeteners and enjoy it even more. Step 4, Add eggs, one at a time, beating 2 minutes after each. And, should you ever decide that you are no longer interested, it’s even quicker to unsubscribe. I shortened it and it is a favorite of my family. Fill any gaps between the layers with frosting and smooth that out as well. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. My mother makes the best black walnut cake. Use a mixer to cream butter and shortening together for 3 minutes. Black Walnut Cake – You’ll need these ingredients to make the cake. TWICE more, before Thanksgiving, he mentioned that coconut cake. -Steve. Add eggs, one at a time and beat until well blended. They just don’t seem to show up on family tables, reunions, or church socials like they did years back. Just A Pinch will NOT work unless you turn javascript ON in your browser. Who are we kidding… we’ll always miss a decadent […], When I want an easy meal that’s full of flavor, I pull out my Crock Pot. Smile. I used their Butter and Nut Flavoring for this recipe, but you could also just use Vanilla Flavoring if that’s what you have on hand. Even if you don't like black walnuts the basic recipe is still a winner. The signup box is below and you’ll also find one in the top right hand corner of each page. baking powder. Sifting the flour aerates it and is not as heavy as a unsifted cup of flour is. I still remember it was labor intensive. Just individual pieces of pork, salt cured, that anybody and everybody can pick up and handle. You made it much better since I knew where you were coming from. Cream butter till light and fluffy, then gradually add in sugar. Smile. Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to make it. They can also be a bit difficult to crack open and enjoy. (Had to pay shipping charges on the walnuts too, forgot that) I appreciate you stopping by today. 5M. Black Walnut Pound Cake Recipe: How to Make It | Taste of Home Next, we’ll add the eggs, one at a time, into the sugar mixture. But, it’s a new year and time to start making some changes. It took several hours. I asked her why she left it out on the counter instead of putting it in fridge and she said “because it’s been salt cured”. I guess it’s true that opposites attract because my husband’s favorite cake … If there was ever a time to indulge, it’s during the holidays. It will only take a minute or two for you to leave your comments in the section below. Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to make this old fashioned Black Walnut Cake. Chop the walnuts a bit smaller if desired. Add sugar and beat at medium speed for 5 minutes. Pound Cakes are one of my all time favorite desserts. I’ve never claimed to be a cake decorator. Hi Shirley, I’m glad you had the chance to spend some time with your family over Thanksgiving. DIRECTIONS. 1 ½ cups Black Walnut Pieces, finely chopped, Black Walnut Butter Cream Frosting Ingredients: (2018)  This is my cake story, and I’m sticking to it. DIRECTIONS. To begin making the layers, add the butter and the shortening to a large mixing bowl. Cream this mixture together until well combined. Don’t over mix it. Add butter nut flavoring, mix just until combined. Step 5, Add remaining flour alternately with cream, ending with flour. Thank you for sharing your comments. Beat butter and shortening ustil smooth and creamy. Hi Paula, Certainly don’t see why not. Place the pans in a oven pre-heated to 350F degrees. She will often make cupcakes for individual servings or in a bundt pan. 8 cups Confectioners’ Sugar. Last year a neighbor came by and wanted our nuts because they were bigger than his. You’ve done it again. Be Blessed!!! I’m sure the recipe would work with regular milk though if buttermilk is that big of a problem. Once my layers cooled, I wrapped them in clear plastic wrap and just left them on my counter until the next day to frost them. Remove from oven, place pans on wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes. I made this Black Walnut Cake to carry to my brothers house for our Thanksgiving dinner this year. She fried it and put some in the peas. We have an old store here in town that sells ham hocks and side meat. “I knew you’d be watching me to see what kind of face I’d make when I took a bite”, he said with a grin. But, I went ahead and rotated the pans and closed the oven door. Learn how to cook great Black walnut pound cake - . Smile. I told him to scrape the icing off of whatever he ate. Nothing wrong with being picky. Pipe a border of frosting around the layer. But there is. Don’t forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed while you’r mixing everything together. vanilla flavoring. Servings. Step 3, Add sugar and mix thoroughly. I didn’t use it, but wish I had. 1 cup salted butter (2 sticks), softened. I had three pans in the oven at one time, which is okay. I do hope you get to try the cake. I didn’t think about it when I took the photo of the ingredients for making the frosting, but I did have a clear vanilla flavoring. 1 tsp. You can thank me later. I watched carefully as he bit into it, and I caught his eye as he looked over at me looking at him. It’s not necessary, but it helps the layers release from the pan much easier once they are baked. I appreciate your visit and I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. This looks a little rough at the moment. Add in Large eggs one at a time, beating till light and creamy. Last year a neighbor came by and wanted our nuts because they were bigger than his. When I think about cake, I think light and airy cakes with rich chocolate and creamy frosting. I turned the layer top side down, and placed it on the board, centering it as best I could. Hi Anne, When a recipe calls for an amount of sifted flour, it means to measure it AFTER it’s been sifted. Grab a large spoon and fold the walnuts into the batter. I took cake decorating classes many years ago and I was no better when I finished than when I started. Walnut Cake is a delicious easy recipe. Sift it, then measure out a cup of the sifted flour. Next time, I will order their special Black Walnut Flavoring which would have been perfect for this cake. You were talking about black walnut flavoring. -Steve. “What might that be,” I asked? Oven at 325º F. Cake: Cream butter and shortening. I would suggest though that you find some Black Walnut Flavoring to use in the recipe. Cake. 5 large eggs. Grease and flour 3 – 8 inch cake pans. What do you remember about this old Southern favorite dessert? Mama use to make them ever so often, and I don’t think either one of us have had one in years. First, you have to wait for the walnuts to fall off the tree in the Fall of the year. 1 tbsp. After about 30 minutes, you can remove the cake from the refrigerator and frost the sides and top as you like. He picked all our nuts up. I tried using her recipe for years with mine always turning out too dry. 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, divided. Be Blessed!!! Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe ½  cup Butter (1 stick) at room temperature For the past few years, I’ve had the great privilege to make many road trips with my older brother as we delivered his Carolina Pig Cookers grills all up and down the East Coast. Figured it would just look better with the icing. 102 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating. I had made it a while back and decided it would be something they would enjoy and they did. This is an old recipe my mother always fixed. Repeat this process until you have added all the eggs to the batter. I’ve tasted others but they never compare. We’ll make the cake layers first. Sift the flour, then set this aside for the time being. 5 Large Eggs, at room temperature Smile. You could use two of the 9 inch pans, or even make it as a sheet cake if you like. Then last year I won the Remington Cookbook from one of your “give aways” and it had a Black Walnut pound cake recipe in it. Add baking powder to flour, alternate flour mixture with the milk. Let the butter and the cream cheese soften a bit first, then place it all into a large mixing bowl. Black Walnut Butter Cream Frosting Instructions: Using a mixer, cream these two ingredients together until fully combined and smooth. 1 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed firm Since the walnuts are heavier, it’s easier to do this with a spoon. I didn’t go into more detail here, but after 10 minutes, flip the layers over and remove them from the pans. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each. Mix this in just until combined. I’m thankful you and your friends Billy and Jan are doing better. Once you have it smoothed, place it uncovered in your refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up the frosting. I immediately pulled them from the oven. Cream the ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy! Black walnut pound cake - recipe. I bet they are good. I hope you’ll visit with us often. It is quite delicious and a staple at a lot of kitchens in the South; especially down in Georgia. I’ll be looking forward to seeing you add your name to our list. I’m thankful I had the opportunity to experience it though. Printable recipe included. -Steve, Your email address will not be published. Want too? This year we did for the first time. deliver fine selection of quality Black walnut pound cake - recipes equipped with ratings, reviews and mixing tips. 1 tbsp. To begin, sift your flour into a large bowl. ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature. This concept of alternating between flour and milk is pretty much the standard for making cakes. You’ll see the process repeated often in cake making. Be Blessed!!! 1/2 cup Crisco shortening. ½ cup whole milk. Wow, I’m so excited to see your site and all of the recipes I grew up eating in Martin County NC. I had not made a black walnut cake since I lived on the farm 45 yrs ago. Bake until done. The black walnuts came from Asheville farmers’ market and really added to the taste. Smile. Don’t forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl every once in awhile during the process. I’m looking froward to trying the black walnut cake too as I have fond memories of it as a child and yes indeed it was special since our walnut tree only produced a few nuts and they were very very hard to pick out…. At 18 minutes, I opened the oven door to rotate the pans. Add sugar and cream together. Absolutely the best cake I have had in years, just wish I had made it sooner. I’ll share that info here as well. -Steve. ¾ cup Rendered Fresh Lard at room temperature. Hmm, I would like to know if the cake layers makes a large cake. 1–1/2 cup Buttermilk Use a folding action by dipping down to the bottom and bring the batter up over the top and repeat this until the walnuts are mixed into the batter. I do hope you’ll get to try our Black Walnut Cake recipe. Smile. Now, let’s start frosting our layers. I don’t know that it would taste like it, but it is used often as a recipe substitute for buttermilk since buttermilk is something most folks don’t keep on hand. Do you roll the nuts in flour before stirring the nuts into the batter? Add the eggs, one at a time to the mixing bowl. Gradually add the granulated sugar, mixing until light and fluffy. After about 5 more minutes, I got concerned they would over bake and I checked the layers with the thermometer. Be Blessed!!! My Granny told me that was the best Black Walnut Cake she’d ever had. It is time consuming work so you didn’t eat a lot of them. This took a couple of minutes using my mixer on almost the medium speed. This acts as a barrier for adding more frosting as we proceed. See more ideas about black walnuts, pound cake, pound cake recipes. Anyway, the reason I’m writing is to say I made your beef tips with rice and gravy for them when we had the peas. The dab of frosting helps hold the layer in place on the board. I wanted something special for our 42nd anniversary and this is it. You’re right, many folks just always considered the directions were common sense. Hi Marti, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are at this time in the drying stage. Add sour cream and mix together. Step 2, Cream butter and shortening well. I will be baking this cake for our Christmas. Add sugar and cream together. Cream butter and shortening. Then, you have the cost of cream cheese, butter, and it does add up.