Friday, October 28, 2011


Your family and friends will love this cake - just make sure not to serve it to 
anyone with "nut" allergies.......I cut this recipe out of a Southern Living Magazine back in the 1970's. Over the years I have baked it many times and so can you! Great for fall!

Ingredients: 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 2 cups sugar, 5 eggs separated, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups chopped black walnuts, 2/3 cup coconut, 1/2 tsp cream of tartar.

Cream butter and shortening: gradually add the sugar, beat til fluffy, add egg yolks beating well. Combine buttermilk and soda - stir together. Add flour to creamed mix alternately with buttermilk mix. Stir in vanilla and add walnuts and coconut stirring well. Beat the egg whites with clean beater blades and cream of tartar until stiff. Fold egg whites into batter.

Pour batter into 3 cake pans which you have greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 25 minutes. Cool completely before icing.

Now for that icing: 3/4 cup softened butter, 1 8 oz and 1 4oz softened cream cheese, 4 cups sifted confectioners sugar and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. Blend all till smooth and ice the cake between every layer and on the outside. Sprinkle with more walnuts.

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Angela said...

That just looks soooooo yummy!!!! I have the walnuts and coconut but I would have to go to the store for almost everything else to make it.

Thanks for sharing another great recipe!


parTea lady said...

Your cake looks very pretty and sounds delicious. I like the lovely cake stand and the crocheted bunches of grapes.

Martha said...

This looks delicious and so pretty as well.

Bekka said...

I just happened upon your blog while looking for tea related things. It is very lovely! The cake looks delicious! I am planning a fall tea for family and friends. I will take some time to explore your blog for ideas!

Mary said...

Hi! I just found your blog and love it...will visit often. I can't wait to try your delicious cake recipe for my next tea...I know it will be a favorite with my friends and family!

God bless!

Anonymous said...

Another yummy sounding recipe, but I LOVE your dishes! My best friend has the same set. They are PERFECT for autumn!

Lady Katherine said...

I love walnuts and cream cheese cake. Sound wonderful and I love to have piece!

Donna Heber said...

I can taste it right now Bernideen! I love cream cheese icing. Thank you for hosting our tea party.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
this cake looks so yummy. I love walnuts and will definately give it a try. Thanks for the great recipe.
Best greetings, Johanna

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Dear Bernideen,
I'm so glad I was able to join you today on your post. Thank you so much.
I've been a fan of yours for a long time. You have a beautiful blog.
Blessings to you,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Dear Bernideen,
Thank you for your help on posting!
I've been a fan of your lovely blog ever since I found it. Your pictures are beautiful and your desserts always look so yummy.
Blessings to you,

Jocelyn said...

Oh my!! I am drooling!! This cake looks so delicious :-)

Jocelyn @

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
Your cake sounds delicious and I'll take cream cheese icing over regular any time.
Have a great weekend.

Carol said...

Beautiful setting and I can just taste your delicious cake. Oooh, what a beautiful cake stand!
I'm grateful to you for sharing your joy.
Love, Carol B.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your cake looks delicious and I love your tea things! Sorry, I am very late for tea this weekend. {I haven't been feeling the best.} Thanks for hosting.


Unknown said...

this cake looks so wonderful for fall...a perfect alternative to those who did not prefer pumpkin this time of year. Thank you for hosting.

Angela McRae said...

Yummy -- and what a gorgeous cake stand! Fits this cake perfectly!

janice15 said...

Will surely have to try this Walnut cake it sounds the pretty dishes..would love to have them ... I have yet to purchase fall dishes except for some plain green ones..newer...