Old Kentucky Nut Cake

Old Kentucky Nut Cake


2/3 cup soft shortening
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 unbeaten eggs
2 2/3 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cup walnuts, cut up


Cream together until fluffy 2/3 cup soft shortening and 1 2/3 cups sugar. Beat in thoroughly 3 unbeaten eggs. Sift together 2 2/3 cups sifted flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir in alternately with 1 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Fold in 1 1/3 cups cut-up walnuts. 

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes for layer or 35 to 40 minutes in a long pan. 

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  1. Hi, I saved The Old Kentucky Nut cake recipe because it was a family favorite when I was a kid. My mom had the cookbook it came from, Betty Crocker? My mom got the book as a wedding gift in 1942!

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