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    Grandma's Hickory Nut Cake

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 20 mins

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    JenSmith's Note:

    This isn't a low-fat dessert, but it sure is yummy! Great for birthdays or holidays, potlucks, or just because you want some!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 16

    Yield:

    frosted ...

    Units: US | Metric

    Cake

    Penuche Frosting

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For the Cake: Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs; beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes. Mix dry ingredients together lightly with a fork. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Mix well. Stir in vanilla and nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9-inch pan (or 2 8-inch round cake pans). Bake at 325 F for 45--50 minutes. Cool.
    2. 2
      For the Frosting: Make frosting by melting butter in a medium saucepan. Add brown sugar; boil 2 minutes. Add milk; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; cool to lukewarm. Beat in sugar and vanilla. (You may add 1/2 cup chopped hickory nuts if desired.) Frost the cake and decorate with reserved hickory nuts.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 06, 2010

      Great cake! I have been searching for this recipe for my in-laws, they use to buy this cake from the Amish & haven't been able to find it in years. I made it for Easter and they were very excited! They said this recipe tasted just like the cake they use to buy if not better! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • on July 19, 2009

      55

      Loved this cake! We picked the hickory nuts, so the cost was minimal. I even had a request to make one for a birthday cake!

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    • on October 12, 2007

      15

      Cake was dry, frosting was grainy. Terrible waste of $20 worth of hickory nuts. I recommend adding a cup of applesauce to cake and melt brown sugar for frosting in water rather than butter.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Hickory Nut Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (126 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 473.8
     
    Calories from Fat 180
    38%
    Total Fat 20.0 g
    30%
    Saturated Fat 9.7 g
    48%
    Cholesterol 77.9 mg
    25%
    Sodium 187.4 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 70.7 g
    23%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 53.0 g
    212%
    Protein 4.9 g
    9%

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