Holiday Walnut Cake

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by MaMere

This is a wonderful recipe that MaMere made every year at Christmastime.

Top Review by Mia 3

Hello from Portugal! I do wish I could give you more than 5 stars, because in my humble opinion I do beleive it deserves much more. I couldn't find molasses where I live, so I just subsituted with honey, I also added in some cinnamon about 1 1/2 teaspoons, and it came out just lovely. Your mom must of taught you well. Thank you so much for posting, this is a cake I will be making often!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease 10" tube pan.
  2. Cut wax paper to fit bottom of pan, insert, grease and flour.
  3. Pour sherry on raisins.
  4. Heat oven to 275.
  5. Chop walnuts, grate orange and squeeze juice from orange.
  6. Sift flour with baking powder, salt and nutmeg, save 1/4 c of flour for nuts & raisins.
  7. Beat eggs until thick.
  8. Cream butter and sugar add in beaten eggs.
  9. Drain raisins (reserving liquid) and combine with nuts and the 1/4 c flour.
  10. Add juice of orange & sherry alternately with dry ingredients, combine all with the creamed butter/sugar/egg mixture and stir in vanilla.
  11. Add floured nuts and raisins last.
  12. Bake for 2 hours.
  13. Cool thoroughly before removing from tube pan.

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