• 12servings
  • 40minutes
  • 685calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsB1, B2, B3, B9, B12, H, D
MineralsNatrium, Fluorine, Chromium, Calcium, Iron, Sulfur, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened

  2. 1/2 cup shortening

  3. 2 cups sugar

  4. 4 eggs

  5. 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  6. 2 teaspoons baking soda

  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  8. 1-1/2 cups buttermilk

  9. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  10. 1-1/2 cups ground walnuts


  12. 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  13. 3/4 cup butter, softened

  14. 5 to 5-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

  15. 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  16. 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Mother's Walnut Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and vanilla. Beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the walnuts.

  2. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

  3. For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Add sugar; mix well. Beat in vanilla until smooth. Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with walnuts. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.


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