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     Black Walnut Cake

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None
Servings   9 inch layer cake

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
5 eggs, seperated
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups chopped black walnuts
1 (3 ounce) can flaked coconut
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Cream Cheese Frosting-
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1-16 ounce pkg. powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy and sugar is dissovled, add egg yolks, beating well. Combine buttermilk and soda; stir until soda dissovles. Add flour to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Stir vanilla. Add 1-1/2 cups walnuts and coconut, stirring well.
Beat egg whites ( at room tempature ) with cream of tartar until stiff peakes form. Fold egg whites into batter. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool layers in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely. Frost cake with Cream Cheese Frosting; Sprinkle remaining walnuts on top of cake.
Cream Cheese Frosting

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