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Black Walnut Pound Cake

This week's recipe of the week comes from Agnes Grimes of Spring Grove, PA.

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Black Walnut Pound Cake
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  • 1 cup - butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup - shortening
  • 3 cups - Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon - vanilla
  • 5 - eggs
  • 3 cups - all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon - baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon - salt
  • 1 cup - milk
  • 2 cups - coarsely chopped black walnuts
  • Domino® Confectioners Sugar


Grease 10-inch tube or fluted tube pan.

In large mixing bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Stir together 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture alternating with milk, beating until smooth. In small bowl, combine remaining 1 cup flour and walnuts; toss to coat well. Gently fold into batter.

Spoon batter into prepared pan and place in cold oven. Set temperature to 350°F and bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes in pan. Invert cake onto cooling rack and cool 2 hours before slicing. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Makes 16 servings.

Quick Tip

Black walnuts have a darker skin then regular walnuts, with a very hard, black shell and a stronger flavor.