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Aunt Lucy Triolo's Nut Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Aunt Lucy Triolo's Nut Cake, by , is from The Lega Arena DasÓ Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Connie Calka


1 cup water
orange peel from two oranges, chopped
3 lbs. walnuts
1 lb. almonds
1 lb. round nuts (like hazelnuts)
small box or a handful of raisins (to taste)
2 squares bittersweet chocolate
pinch cinnamon
2 lbs. honey
1/2 cup sugar
4-5 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350║ F.

Boil 1 cup of water with the orange peel and sugar (about 10-15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed).

Grease and flour 4 to 5 small loaf pans.

Mix all ingredients except the flour. Add flour slowly and mix. You want the ingredients to hold together, but not be very dry. Mix on a table or in a huge bowl - you need to mix the ingredients with both your hands.

Pour batter into the loaf pans. Cover each with foil and bake at 350║ F for about 1 hour. When close to an hour remove foil and check.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If round nuts can't be found, you can substitute other types. This is an expensive cake, but well worth it and it goes a long way.




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