Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
16 servings

Tip: Soften brown sugar that's hard and dry by placing it in the microwave for a few seconds.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, and stir well. Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray; sprinkle 1/3 cup of the walnut mixture into pan. Set walnut mixture aside.

Step 3

Combine 1 1/4 cups sugar and vegetable oil in a large bowl, and beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 4

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir well. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Step 5

Measure 2 cups of batter; set aside. Pour remaining batter into prepared pan; sprinkle remaining walnut mixture over batter. Pour reserved 2 cups batter over walnut mixture. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Let cool completely on wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

KimCost90's Review

April 18, 2014
I clipped this from the magazine in 1996 and have made it several times over the years, always with good results and compliments. Enjoy!

ROBN4409's Review

January 15, 2013
I really liked this, I made this for Christmas gifts and everyone loved it. Be careful not to overbake or it will seem dry