Recipes and Cooking Black Walnut Cake 3.9 (38) 3 Reviews This decadent layer cake is frosted with a rich cream cheese icing. By Recipe by Kimberly Schlapman Published on September 14, 2015 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 45 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 45 mins Servings: 30 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened ½ cup shortening 2 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cup buttermilk 2 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cup ground black walnuts 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup butter, softened 8 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla Directions 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 841 Calories 42g Fat 110g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 30 Calories 841 % Daily Value * Total Fat 42g 54% Saturated Fat 19g 95% Cholesterol 125mg 42% Sodium 514mg 22% Total Carbohydrate 110g 40% Total Sugars 86g Protein 10g Vitamin C 0.4mg 2% Calcium 80mg 6% Iron 2mg 11% Potassium 156mg 3% Fatty acids, total trans 2g Folate, total 63.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.