Wednesday, January 14, 2009

WALNUT BUNDT CAKE

This recipe is from an old church cookbook.

1 cup soft shortening
3/4 cup milk
4 eggs, unbeaten
3 cups sifted cake flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 tsps baking powder
1 1/2 tsps salt
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 cup very finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Into a large bowl sift flour with sugar, baking powder and salt. Drop in shortening and 2 eggs; pour in milk and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add 2 eggs, beat as before. Fold in nuts. Turn into greased Bundt pan or tube pan. Bake 1 hour. Cool 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan. Cool. Make a glaze by combining 2 tablespoons light corn syrup and 2 teaspoons butter or margarine in a small saucepan. Boil 3 minutes but no longer. Place walnut halves or pieces on top of cake, if desired. Pour the boiled glaze over the top allowing to run down the sides. Note: This cake freezes well.

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