*Warning: this is NOT a healthy recipe. This could be a good or bad for some of you :-)
My mom's birthday was today and we had her party Sunday at my house. I asked my sister what kind of cake she thought mom would like and she said Old Kentucky Nut Cake from the old Betty Crocker cookbook. My sister had to send me the recipe because my BC version did not have the recipe in it. Everyone raved over the cake. I admit I had a couple bites.
I think this cake would be best served warm. It was my intention to serve warm at the party, but it didn't happen. This is a very light cake and would be perfect for spring and summer. Let me know if you try this cake out and what you think!
Old Kentucky Nut Cake
Grease and flour two 9" pans or one 13x9" pan.
Cream 2/3 cup soft shortening (half butter for flavor) and 1 2/3 cups sugar.
Beat in 3 eggs.
Sift together 2 3/4 cups sifted cake flour, 2 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt.
Stir in alternately with 1 cup milk and 1 tsp vanilla.
Fold in 1 1/3 cups chopped walnuts.
Bake on 350 for 25-30 minutes for 9" pans or 35-40 for 13x9.
Garnish with walnut halves.
Creamy Caramel Icing
Heat together 1/3 cup cream and 6 tbsp butter.
Meanwhile, carmelize 2 tbsp sugar. Add scalded cream and butter, stirring until lumps are dissolved.
Gradually stir in 3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar.
Beat until smooth and creamy. Add more cream if icing is too thick.
Not the best picture because my cake would NOT come out of the pan so it fell apart and I tried to piece it together! I decided to just use cooking spray on the pans instead of grease and flour like the directions said. Ooops!