Grandma's Hickory Nut Cake Recipe

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Grandma's Hickory Nut Cake
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  • cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup hickory nuts, chopped (reserve a few halves for garnish)
  • penuche frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Cream together sugar and butter for cake. Add eggs; beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes. Mix dry ingredients together lightly with fork. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Mix well. Stir in vanilla and nuts. Pour into greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes. (Cake may be baked in 8-in. layer pans.) Cool. Make frosting by melting butter in a medium saucepan. Add brown sugar; boil 2 minutes. Add milk; bring to boil. Remove from heat; cool to lukewarm. Beat in sugar and vanilla. (May add chopped hickory nuts, 1/2 cup if desired.) Frost cake. Yield: 16 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 668.52 Kcal (2799 kJ)
Calories from fat 144.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.09g 25%
Cholesterol 75.88mg 25%
Sodium 55.3mg 2%
Potassium 128.31mg 3%
Total Carbs 119.4g 40%
Sugars 58.05g 232%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 9.67g 19%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 70.7mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 291.67 Kcal (1221 kJ)
Calories from fat 63.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.02g 25%
Cholesterol 33.11mg 25%
Sodium 24.13mg 2%
Potassium 55.98mg 3%
Total Carbs 52.09g 40%
Sugars 25.32g 232%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 4.22g 19%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 0.3mg 3%
Calcium 30.8mg 7%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.7
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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