Maryland Black Walnut Cake
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Bake: 50 Minutes
- 1 1/2 cups chopped black walnuts
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Sliced fresh strawberries (optional)
- Pulse black walnuts in a food processor 8 to 10 times or until finely ground; set aside.
- Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add granulated sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and vanilla, beating just until blended.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat batter at low speed just until blended after each addition.
- Beat egg whites at medium speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Fold ground walnuts into batter. Spoon batter evenly into a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.
- Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar. Serve with vanilla ice cream and sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.
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