Simply walnut! I use half butter and half shortening for better flavor. Frost with a buttercream frosting.
Old Fashioned Kentucky Nut Cake
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup white sugar
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups chopped walnuts
1 Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
2 In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine milk and vanilla, and add alternately with flour mixture to egg mixture. Fold in nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch cake pan.
3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.