Black Walnut Cake Paula Deen

The black walnut cake is a golden old-fashioned cake but is essential at all the family gatherings in my house. It is made in layers with a sweet creamy frosting spread over the layers. Walnuts spread over the top and pushed in the sides make the cake exactly like coming straight from heaven as it gets so delicious.

Black Walnut Cake is a King of desserts as its name expresses so much deliciousness. Make this cake in your oven and you will definitely make the best cake out of all the cake recipes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 2 ripened, mashed bananas
  • 2 large-sized eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups chopped black walnuts for garnishing
  • 1 (16-oz) box confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Method to make delicious Black Walnut Cake

  1. Combine the baking soda with flour in a bowl and then you have to pulse the shortening with the sugar to turn it into a creamed mixture. This creamed mixture should be fluffy, lightweight, and soft.
  2. Break eggs in this fluffy mixture, add the mashed bananas, and pour the buttermilk into it. Also, add the vanilla essence and the combined flour mixture to it.
  3. Blend well and add black walnuts.
  4. Use a cooking spray on cooking pans and transfer the mixture to these pans. Bake for more than half an hour and use cooling racks to cool it down.
  5. Then you have to prepare the frosting for your cake. Take butter and melt the sugar in the butter in this pan. Once the sugar is melted, turn off the heat and let cool. Then add vanilla essence to it.
  6. In this cooked sauce, blend the confectioner’s sugar and add a tablespoon of oil to it.
  7. Add a little cream and then spread the frosting over the cake in two layers like a sandwich. Put the chopped walnuts on the sides and on top of the cake.

FAQs?

Can we use chocolate in the black walnut cake?

The basic recipe for black walnut cake does not include the addition of chocolate in it. You can customize your cake by adding chocolate to your batter or frosting for a good relish.

Why do we add bananas to the walnut cake?

Bananas are mandatory for black walnut cake as it the legit ingredient to give all the flavor to your cake. You cannot skip this ingredient at any cost otherwise your cake will lose its taste.

Black Walnut Cake Paula Deen
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Black Walnut Cake Paula Deen

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: dessert
Cuisine: American, Dutch
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 2 ripened mashed bananas
  • 2 large-sized eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups chopped black walnuts for garnishing
  • 1 16-oz box confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Combine the baking soda with flour in a bowl and then you have to pulse the shortening with the sugar to turn it into a creamed mixture. This creamed mixture should be fluffy, lightweight, and soft.
  • Break eggs in this fluffy mixture, add the mashed bananas, and pour the buttermilk into it. Also, add the vanilla essence and the combined flour mixture to it.
  • Blend well and add black walnuts.
  • Use a cooking spray on cooking pans and transfer the mixture to these pans. Bake for more than half an hour and use cooling racks to cool it down.
  • Then you have to prepare the frosting for your cake. Take butter and melt the sugar in the butter in this pan. Once the sugar is melted, turn off the heat and let cool. Then add vanilla essence to it.
  • In this cooked sauce, blend the confectioner's sugar and add a tablespoon of oil to it.
  • Add a little cream and then spread the frosting over the cake in two layers like a sandwich. Put the chopped walnuts on the sides and on top of the cake.

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