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                             MOM'S WALNUT CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Mom
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   c            Butter (3 sticks), divided
    6       lg           Eggs, separated
    1 1/2   ts           Baking soda
    1 1/2   c            Buttermilk
    1       t            Vanilla extract (or more)
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1       c            Sugar, granulated
    2 1/2   c            Confectioner’s sugar (4x)
    2 1/2   c            Flour
                         Walnut meats
    2       c            Light brown sugar (1 box)
      1/2   c            Butter
      2/3   c            Water, plus 2 T
    2       tb           Karo
   Separate eggs; place all the whites in a large bowl,
   place 3 yolks in one small container, and the other 3
   in another.  Grease bundt pan (or small tube pan and a
   loaf pan).  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
   Soften 1/2 C butter in a large bowl; add
   confectioner’s sugar and beat until thoroughly mixed.
   Add 3 egg yolks, one after another, and continue
   beating.  Add vanilla and mix till thoroughly blended,
   scraping sides with spatula if necessary.
   Measure flour into a small bowl and stir in baking
   soda.  Add to butter/sugar mixture alternately with
   buttermilk in 4 steps, beginning and ending with the
   Sprinkle about 1/2 t salt on egg whites.  Beat till
   stiff, but not dry. Fold egg whites into batter.
   TOPPING:  Melt butter in large skillet over medium
   heat; add 1 T of pineapple juice and the sugar.  Add
   water and Karo and cook at a high, rolling boil for
   about 3 minutes; stir in 2 T hot water. Pour syrup
   into pan, pave bottom with walnuts.  Pour in batter
   and bake at 350 degrees F. about 30-35 minutes, until
   done.  Drizzle cooled cake with walnut liqueur.
   Try substituting almonds and Amaretto!  (a la Cafe
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