Hi all! I'm fairly new here and this is my first post! My friend has requested a black walnut cake and I have to admit I have never eaten one, much less made one.
I've been looking on the internet for some recipies but I wanted to know if anyone here had any suggestions? From what I've seen it seems like buttermilk should be used in the batter and cream cheese frosting is pretty standard.
Have any of you ever made one? Or eaten one and could give me an idea what it should taste like? Thank you!
I see nobody responded to your post. Personally, I do not like black walnut in anything - to me it is bitter tasting. But.... If that's what they want, then they probably know what they will get.
I was sure I replies to this but don't see it:( I are right there with Nana52 - except to me black walnuts have a strong vinegar taste that I cannot stand. I did not have them in a cake but straight out of the shell. As Nana said, if that's what was requested they must know what they will get.
Ha ha typos:) " I areright there.........."
I must speak up in defense of black walnuts. Having lived all my life in the southern US, I grew up eating black walnuts. They do have a very strong, destinct flavor, which I love (but I also like hickory nuts, blue cheese and anchovies). I don't think I've ever eaten a black walnut cake, per say, but they are a perfect pairing with chocolate. Chocolate brownies, cake, cookies are all elevated to new heights when black walnuts are added. The fresh ones you pick up off the ground, hull and pick out fresh are much better and stronger than the ones you can buy in the grocery.
For all of you who hate them, good, that leaves more for me, haha!
Sandra said: "........For all of you who hate them, good, that leaves more for me, haha!".......
I agree if somene grew up with a certain taste/food which they enjoy it will be 'good/loved'. I never had any until I was in IN (ived there in my 60s) and yes, Sandra I picked them up off the ground fresh so ...... it must have been the very strong and different flavor that I object to :) I'm no longer in IN or I'd send all of my share to Sandra :)
Haha, Kakeladi! You can send avocados and lemons instead!
Being another Southerner, I love black walnuts. I remember trying to crack them on the carport and them shooting across it instead of cracking. Lots of work for very little meat.
My aunt used to make one using a yellow cake mix with black walnuts added. Then it was frosted with cream cheese frosting. I loved it as a kid, But I'd make a scratch cake now.
I also made some black walnut ice cream at work, it was yummy :)
Haha, rychevamp! I can relate to the escaping walnuts! They really are a lot of work. I've always wondered how squirrels can crack that shell and eat them.