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Walnut Cake with Fudge Topping Recipe

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This recipe for Walnut Cake with Fudge Topping, by , is from The Flaherty Family And Friends Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Shirley Owen Flaherty
Added: Friday, June 19, 2009


1 C. walnuts, finely chopped
4 1-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 C. sifted cake flour
2 C. granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp. instant coffee granules
1/2 C butter or margarine,softened
1 C buttermilk
1/4 C water
3 eggs
Walnut fudge frosting*
walnut halves or large pieces for decorating

Fudge Frosting
2 C granulated sugar
1/4 C light corn syrup
1/2 C milk
1/2 C margarine or shortening
2 1oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, cut up
1/4 tsp salt
q tsp Vanilla
1/2 C chopped nuts

Chop walnuts fine; set aside. Melt chocolate. Into a mixer bowl, resift flour with sugar, soda, salt and instant coffee. Add butter,buttermilk, water and chocolate. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat 2 minutes longer. Stir in walnuts. Turn into two greased and floured 9 inch layer cake pans.
Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cake stand in pans about 5 minutes turn out on wire racks and cool
Frost between layers,around sides and over the top of cake with walnut frosting. Decorate with additional walnut halves or large pieces.
Into a deep saucepan, combine sugar, syrup, milk, margarine, chocolate, and salt. stir together over low heat until chocolate and margarine melt. stirring, bring to full, rolling boil; continue to boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. Beat mixture until lukewarm. Stir in vanilla and walnuts; beat smooth. Add a few extra drops of milk if needed for desired spreading consistency.
Combine ingredients as above in a 2 qt glass measure. Microwave on full power for 7 minutes, stirring after 2, 5, and minutes. Let mixture boil 1 minute

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I cut this out of the Orlando Sentinel March 1984. They had a picture with it. It looked so yummy.You might be able to play around with is with one of the devils food or fudge butter recipe cake mixes. It might work




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