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Holiday Walnut Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Holiday Walnut Cake, by , is from A Taste of the Spirit - Book II, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Claudia Arender
Added: Tuesday, October 13, 2009


3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, separated
1 cup, plus 1 tbsp milk, divided
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
1 lb. shelled walnuts, finely chopped
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/ 4 cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9-inch tube pan.
2. Sift flour, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl. Combine butter, granulated sugar and egg yolks in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until creamy and smooth. Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with 1 cup milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Add extracts; beat well. Stir in walnuts.
3. Place egg whites in a small mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold egg white mixture into batter.
4. Pour batter into pan. Bake 65 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Invert onto a plate.
5. Combine powdered sugar with 1 tbsp. milk in a small bowl and stir until sugar is dissolved. Drizzle evenly over warm cake. Garnish with whole walnuts if desired. Flavors improve overnight.

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