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Walnut Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lara Abbott

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
9 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons bread crumbs
5 cups coursely ground walnuts

Directions:
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 250 F
2. Butter a large round cake mold (without a center hole)
3. Seperate the egg whites from the yolks
4. Beat the egg whites until they hold their peaks
5. Mix the egg yolks with the sugar lightly
6. Mix in the other ingredients by hand, including the beaten egg whites, the yolk mixture the bread crumbs and the walnuts, adding the egg whites last and being careful not to deflate them
7. Place this mixture in the buttered mold and put it in the oven for about 2-3 hours (it's ready when a toothpick comes out clean)
8. After about 2 1/2 hours, increase the oven temperature to 300 F.
9. Let cool and unmold carefully

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
about 18-20
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
About 30 minutes plus cooking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mother's mother always made this cake for special occasions, like Christmas. She loved it! It is actually very easy to make, but delicate to handle. It is very rich, but very walnutty. It is good with a rich dark chocolate icing. It is also very good if you cut the cake in half (be careful, it is not a very solid cake because of the walnuts) and spread apricot jam between the layers. When mother makes this for Christmas, she goes outside and gets some holly leaves with the red berries and decorates the top of the cake with one sprig of those leaves, and puts some confectioners' sugar to make it look like snow!

 

 

 

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