Frosted Walnut Cake Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Shortening3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Vanilla1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Baking powder1 Tablespoon
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg whites4
 Sugar cube1 Pound
 Cream of tartar1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Egg whites2
 Walnuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
 Walnut halves10

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°.
Cream shortening with sugar and vanilla till fluffy.
Sift flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt together and fold into creamed mixture alternately with milk.
Beat egg whites till stiff and fold in.
Divide between three greased and lined 8 inch layer cake pans.
B ake for 30-35 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
To make frosting, put sugar, cream of tartar and 3/4 cup water in a saucepan and stir over a low heat till sugar dissolves.
Stop stirring and bring to a boil.
Boil to a temperature of 240°.
Meanwhile, beat egg whites till stiff.
Pour syrup in a thin stream onto whites, beating constantly till frosting stands in soft peaks.
Beat in vanilla.
Fold chopped walnuts into one-quarter of frosting and use to put cakes together.
Spread remaining frosting over cake and decorate with walnut halves.
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