Hedy's (Chocolate) Black Walnut Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Grease and flour a 10-inch square pan or a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.
  • In a small bowl stir together the nuts and 2 T flour, set aside.
  • In a very large bowl stir granulated sugar, butter, and brown sugar until combined.
  • Using a wooden spoon, beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Stir in the 2 T rum or milk and vanilla.
  • In a medium bowl stir together the flour, the chocolate or carob powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir flour mixture into egg mixture with a wooden spoon.
  • Gradually stir in milk.
  • Fold in the nut mixture.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan.
  • Let stand for 1 hour.
  • Drizzle with Glaze, if desired.
  • Cool completely.
  • To make Glaze: In a small bowl combine 1 1/3 C sifted powdered sugar; 2 T butter, melted; and 1 T rum or milk.
  • Next, stir in 1 T whipping cream or milk.
  • If necessary, add additional milk or cream, 1 t at a time, until it reaches drizzling consistency.
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