Black Walnut Cake Recipe

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  1. To make the frosting: in a large mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese; gradually add powdered sugar, beating (with an electric mixer) until mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in vanilla; set aside.
  3. To make cake: In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well with an electric mixer at medium speed.
  4. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. In another bowl, combine buttermilk and soda; stir until soda is dissolved.
  6. Add flour to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
  7. Mix after each addition.
  8. Stir in vanilla.
  9. Add in 1 cup walnuts and coconut; stir well.
  10. In another bowl, beat egg whites (at room temperature) and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form; fold egg white mixture into batter.
  11. Pour batter into 3 greased/floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  12. Bake in a 350° oven for 22-25 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  13. Cool cakes in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans and let cool completely on wire racks.
  14. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  15. Press additional chopped walnuts onto sides of cake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1620.91 Kcal (6786 kJ)
Calories from fat 1060.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 117.85g 181%
Cholesterol 379.45mg 126%
Sodium 545.84mg 23%
Potassium 580.47mg 12%
Total Carbs 121.92g 41%
Sugars 65.24g 261%
Dietary Fiber 4.42g 18%
Protein 24.79g 50%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 24%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Calcium 164.5mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 407.78 Kcal (1707 kJ)
Calories from fat 266.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.65g 181%
Cholesterol 95.46mg 126%
Sodium 137.32mg 23%
Potassium 146.03mg 12%
Total Carbs 30.67g 41%
Sugars 16.41g 261%
Dietary Fiber 1.11g 18%
Protein 6.24g 50%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 24%
Iron 0.7mg 16%
Calcium 41.4mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 41.4
  • 45

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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