Homemade Walnut Cake

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Homemade Walnut Cake. A delicious 2 layer cake dessert recipe. Baked to perfection that is a moist cake with a flavorful topping. If desire you can substitute walnuts for pecans. 

Homemade Walnut Cake
: My Honeys Place
Ingredients
  • For the Cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light or maple corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • For the Frosting:
  • 3 cups walnuts chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 5 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tbsp corn syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Instructions
The cake:
  1. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. Line bottoms of pans with parchment paper and set pans aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Using a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar, corn syrup and brown sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 to 4 minutes on medium speed).
  5. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition until well combined.
  6. Add half of the flour mixture to the bowl; mix on low speed until well combined.
  7. Add the vanilla extract and half of the milk to the bowl; mix on low speed until well combined.
  8. Repeat with the remaining flour and milk, mixing after each addition until well combined.
  9. Fold the chopped walnuts into the batter.
  10. Divide the batter evenly between the 2 cake pans. Bake at 350°F for 28-32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Let cakes stand for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack until completely cool.
  12. Frosting:
  13. Spread walnuts onto a sheet pan and bake at 350°F for 6-8 minutes, or until fragrant; set walnuts aside.
  14. Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, softened butter, powdered sugar and salt together on a low speed until smooth.
  15. Add corn syrup, milk and vanilla extract; mix until well combined. If frosting is too thin, add a couple more Tablespoon of powdered sugar. If frosting is too thick, add a Tablespoon of milk.)
  16. Frost the cake by placing one layer of cake on large platter. Spread 1 cup of frosting on top. Repeat with 2nd layer of cake.
  17. Use remaining frosting on top and sides of cake.
  18. Press chopped walnuts into sides of the cake.

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