Photo: Lisa Hubbard
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Makes 2 loaves

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oven to 350° F. Grease two 1 1/2-quart loaf pans. In a small bowl, combine half the sugar, the melted butter, and 2 1/2 cups of the walnuts to make the topping. Divide the mixture evenly between the pans, covering the bottoms evenly.

Step 2

To make the filling, cream the remaining sugar and the softened butter in a medium bowl. Stir in the flour and the remaining walnuts. Set the mixture aside.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil, along with the amount of water called for by the package directions. Beat until well combined. Pour 1/4 of the batter into each pan, over the topping. Spoon the filling mixture evenly over the cake batter, dividing it between the 2 pans. Add the remaining batter, dividing it evenly between the loaf pans. Place the loaves in oven and bake until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes, then unmold bottom-side up onto a cake plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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