125-Year-Old Walnut Party Pound Cake

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Title: 125-Year-Old Walnut Party Pound Cake
Yield: 10 Servings
Categories: Cakes, Nuts


1/2 lb Butter
3 c Sugar
1 ts Rum extract
3 c Flour
1 c Half and half
1/2 c Shortening
5 Eggs
1 ts Vanilla
1 ts Baking powder
1 c Black walnuts; chopped

Cream butter and shortening. Add sugar and beat until very light. Add
eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add flavoring and beat again. Add flour
mixed with baking powder, alternating with milk, starting and ending with
flour. Fold in walnuts.
Pour into a tube pan that has been greased and floured. Use one very large
pan, size 4 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Bake for 80 minutes. Or use two regular
pans, size 3 1/2 x 9 inches and bake for 70 minutes. Bake at 325 degrees.

Do not open oven during first hour.

NOTE: If you do not like rum flavoring, it may be omitted; however,
increase the vanilla to 2 teaspoons.
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #291

Date: Sun, 10 Nov 1996 14:46:41 -0800 (PST)

From: "Steve L. Balliet"