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  • 1 star values: 7

This decadent layer cake is frosted with a rich cream cheese icing.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr 45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease 3, 9-inch round cake pans; set aside.

  • Using an electric mixer, cream the 1/2 cup butter, shortening, and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the creamed butter alternately with the buttermilk, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the 2 teaspoons vanilla and then the walnuts.

  • Evenly divide the batter among the 3 cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of each comes out clean. Cool the cake layers thoroughly in the pans, then turn them out onto cooling racks.

  • Meanwhile, make the frosting: Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese in a large bowl until creamy and smooth. Beat in the 1 cup butter. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar, then the 1 tablespoon vanilla.

  • Frost cake layers with frosting.

Nutrition Facts

841 calories; fat 42g; cholesterol 125mg; saturated fat 19g; carbohydrates 110g; mono fat 12g; poly fat 7g; trans fatty acid 2g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 86g; protein 10g; vitamin a 986.1IU; vitamin c 0.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 1.7mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 63.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 514mg; potassium 156mg; calcium 80mg; iron 2mg.