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
  • 3 eggs
  • 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.


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