Family Tradition Hickory Nut CakeUser Submitted Recipe
Hickory Nut Cake
after we'd pick the nuts then crack the nuts, clean the shell nut out,then spend time making sure no nut shells were among the nuts we would use, it was time for a hickory nut cake that same day, it's a tradition for my family and will continue on in her memory.
Mom this recipe is for you and all you taught me in cooking and baking, along with saving money to bake with nuts.
Happy Mother's Day"
1 cup butter (room temp)
3/4 cup milk
1 plus 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs separated (room temp)
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder,
1 cup hickory nuts chopped
1/2 tsp vanilla
cream butter, stir in sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, mix well with beater, add flour, salt, nuts, baking powder, add alternately with the milk, beat egg whites (not stiff) must fold in the batter, grease and flour 2 round pans or a 9x13 pan.
Bake 350 for 30-35 minutes or till cake pick comes out clean, do not over bake
This cake taste great without frosting , but mother always told me it was a tradition to make the Butter cream frosting, and we did.