Black Walnut Cake

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Prep Time: 30 Min
Cook Time: 50 Min
Ready In: 1 hr 20 Min
Servings: 12

Ingredients

1 cup chopped black or English walnuts
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup milk

FROSTING:
1 ¾ cups sugar
4 egg whites
½ cup water
½ tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

In a bowl, toss walnuts with ¼ cup flour; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla; mix well.

Combine the baking powder, salt and remaining flour; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in the reserved nut mixture.

Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 min. or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 min. before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, egg whites, water and cream of tartar. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed for 1 min.. Continue beating on low speed over low heat until frosting reaches 160 degrees F, about 9 min.

Pour into a large mixing bowl; add vanilla. Beat on high speed until frosting forms stiff peaks, about 7 min.. Frost the cake.