Beautiful Black Walnut Cake

April 26, 2014

Everyone has a go to dessert that is easy to make and foolproof. When I was growing up, this was referred to as beer cake. The addition of black walnuts makes it rich and flavorful. 

Don't be worried about the lard. The addition of this natural fat will ensure that the cake remains tender and moist for days. 

Black Walnut Cake

Submitted by The Farming Wife

2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup lard
1 cup black walnuts, chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice, cloves and salt
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
2 cups beer
Combine lard and sugar and beat until fluffy
Add eggs, mixing well after each
Combine dry ingredients together
Alternate adding dry ingredients and beer to lard/sugar/egg mixture
Stir in nuts, if using
6ake at 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes
7X13 pan

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