BLACK WALNUT POUND CAKE

This Black Walnut Pound Cake is an old-fashioned recipe that we love. If you are a fan of black walnuts you should try this pound cake.

Black Walnut Pound Cake

If you are a fan of cooking with black walnuts, you will also love these delicious Black Walnut Cookies! They are made with cream cheese chips and they are unique and a favorite.

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

If you have followed our site for any amount of time, you know we love the old-fashioned recipes! We pride ourselves in trying to add them all to our site, but of course, we have to make them first. We have a few wonderful pound cakes on our site and we were missing this one. We added the cream cheese frosting to it and everyone loved it. The unique taste of black walnuts is one we love.

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • White sugar
  • Butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vanilla extract or flavoring
  • Eggs
  • Black walnut kernels

SWAPS

You could use almond or maple extract in this recipe to give it a different taste.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This is an old fashioned pound cake, so it has no leavening agent, the eggs do the work in this recipe. It is correct as written.

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.

Step 2
Drop into a mixing bowl or an electric mixer in the order shown. Beat on high speed for 5 minutes. 

Step 3
Pour into bundt pan and bake for 60-75 minutes or until done.

Black Walnut Pound Cake

We added this Cream Cheese Frosting and tried piping it over the cake, which didn’t turn out PERFECT because my piping stuff broke, and I just tried to freehand it! HAHA! However.. if you follow us, you know we are not going for perfection, we are going for taste and to enjoy our time in the kitchen. I wasn’t going to remake the entire cake so we just went with it!

⭐TIP

There isn’t a leavening agent in this cake, it is correct as written. The eggs are what makes the cake rise. Also you can use any frosting you like and you can also just put the cream cheese frosting on the entire cake, not use the piping method.

RECIPE VARIATIONS

We love pound cakes and have a few on our site that are classics!

  • Old Fashioned Pound Cake – This cake is a classic and will always be a winner. Some people refer to it as a whipping cream pound cake.
  • Chocolate Pound Cake – If you love chocolate you will love this one, add ice cream for a real treat!
  • Pumpkin Pound Cake – This is a wonderful cake to add to your Thanksgiving dessert table or any Fall gathering.

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There is no baking powder or baking soda in this recipe?

That is correct, it has 6 eggs.

My frosting is thick, can I add extra milk to thin it out some?

Yes, you absolutely can.

STORING

We store this cake in a cake container in a cool place.

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This cake was on the back of a Campbell Soup can years ago!

SERVING SIZE

This cake makes about 8-10 servings more or less depending on how thick you cut the slices.

Black Walnut Pound Cake

Anne Walkup
This Black Walnut Pound Cake is an old fashioned dessert your family will love. Black Walnuts have a very unique taste and if you are a fan you will love this pound cake.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings

Equipment

  • 1 Bundt Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter softened or 1 cup
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract or flavoring
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup of black walnut kernels

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or 4 tablespoons softened
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • Milk

Instructions
 

Cake Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
  • Drop into a mixing bowl or an electric mixer in the order shown. Beat on high speed for 5 minutes.
  • Pour into bundt pan and bake for 60-75 minutes or until done.

Frosting Instructions:

  • Beat together butter and cheese with mixer. Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and continue mixing until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.
  • Add milk start at a tablespoon until the right consistency to pour over cake. If you want to frost the whole cake see the notes section.

Notes

To frost the whole cake you will need this recipe for cream cheese frosting. You won’t need the milk to thin the frosting since you will not be pouring it. 
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