December 6, 2008

BLACK WALNUT POUND CAKE

2 sticks butter
1/2 c. shortening
3 c. sugar
5 eggs
1 c. sour cream
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 c. cake flour OR plain flour
1/2 c. milk
1 tbsp. vanilla flavoring
1 tbsp. black walnut flavoring
1 c. black walnuts, chopped
Cream butter and shortening. Add sugar and cream together. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each. Add sour cream and mix together. Add baking powder to flour, alternate flour mixture with the milk. Add flavorings and mix well. Mix in chopped black walnuts by hand. Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour, turn down oven to 300 degrees for 30 minutes more.

Frosting: Black Walnut Frosting.

BLACK WALNUT FROSTING:
1/2 stick butter
4 oz. cream cheese
1 tbsp. black walnut flavoring
1 box powdered sugar
1/2 c. black walnuts, chopped
Milk, if needed
Cream butter and cream cheese. Add flavoring and powdered sugar. Mix nuts in by hand. Mix well. Put on cooled cake.

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