This was amazing! Probably one of the best Cooking Light cakes I have made. I used pecans and substituted applesauce for 3 tbls of butter. I used only 1 cup of powdered sugar in the icing. When I put the icing on the cake, it was very runny, but then I cooled the cake and it set quickly. The icing is delicious! It's still very sweet with 1 cup powdered sugar.
Walnut Cake with Praline Frosting
Annelisa Posted: 01/13/09
LoveToTaste Posted: 12/01/08
I followed recipe exactly and it came out wonderful, except the frosting was way too sweet. I'm going to try it again but I'll cut the frosting in half since it is more like a glaze and will spread easily. Hopefully this adjustment will make it even tastier. If all else fails, I think the cake alone without the frosting is very good. Enjoy and give it a try!
ShellyV Posted: 04/07/09
A very good cake! I substituted pecans for walnuts...everything else was left the same. I will definitely make this recipe again.
mariannette Posted: 07/22/09
Cake texture is okay, the taste, however is somewhat flour-y. I do not weigh my flour--so maybe there was a Tbsp or so too much of it in the batter. Baking time was more like 24 minutes; I have a new oven. Frosting is a bit grainy. I added 1/4 cup of Nutella to try to overcome the graininess, but did not solve the problem.
steponme Posted: 10/13/10
I've been intending to try this recipe since seeing it in the CL magazine last year. I finanlly made it the other night; excellent, easy, came out perfect. Will make again.
JessicaLuu Posted: 06/08/10
This cake is amazing. I made it twice with rave reviews. It is the perfect fall cake, and I look forward to making it this fall. I weigh all of my flours, and I never have problems with it being too dense. I think this is better than any store bought cake.
bakerwoman Posted: 07/11/10
This came out beautifully and everyone at my BBQ loved it. It wasn't overpoweringly sweet and tasted great, even 2-3 days later. I weighed the flour (recommend doing this) because I usually will put too much in if I don't.
DoctorT Posted: 08/17/12
Lovely. Keeps well and works equally well with walnuts or pecans.