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Black Walnut Layer Cake
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
½ cup shortening
2 cups sugar
5 eggs separated
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cup chopped black walnuts
1 cup coconut
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ cup coconut
½ cup chopped black walnuts


Preheat oven to 350. Grease three 9” round cake pans.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening.
Add sugar, beat until smooth.
Add egg yolks to creamed mixture, beat 2 minutes.
Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture.
Stir in vanilla, 1 ½ cup black walnuts and 1 cup coconut.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tarter until stiff but moist and peaks form.
Fold into batter.
Divide between the 2 pans. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool. Frost. Sprinkle top with ½ cup Coconut and garnish with ½ cup black walnuts.

Cream Cheese Frosting
½ cup butter (at room temperature)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 ½ powdered sugar

Mix all together until mixture is fluffy and well blended.

Preparation Time: 20 Serves: 10
Recipe Origin: United States
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