Holiday Walnut Cake

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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

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.


Most Helpful

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mia #3 December 13, 2009

Made this when my son & DIL were over for a vegetarian dinner, & gifted them half of it to take back home ~ The other half was devoured by the 4 of us! I'm not usually one for using that amount of walnuts in anything, but here it worked very well! This is certainly a cake I'll be happy to make again ~ Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block tag]

Sydney Mike December 03, 2009

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