I love cake.  I adore cake.  I’d eat cake for every meal if I could.  Especially chocolate cake.  Though I’m sure I’d get tired of it sooner or later, it would be a glorious diet.  Until I couldn’t zip my pants up, that is.  But anyway, I talk about my love of cake because this week’s recipe from my spam folder is a Black Nut Cake.  Which is a shorthand method of saying ‘It’s cake and it’s chocolate and YUMMMMMMY’.

And the recipe!

Black Nut Cake

  • One cup of brown sugar,
  • Five tablespoons of shortening.
  • Cream well and then add
  • One-half cup of cocoa,
  • Two cups of sifted flour,
  • Four level teaspoons baking powder,
  • One well-beaten egg,
  • One cup of milk,
  • One teaspoon of cinnamon,
  • One teaspoon vanilla,
  • One cup of finely chopped nuts.

Peanuts or any other variety selected will do. Beat to mix and then pour into well-greased and floured loaf-shaped pans. Bake for thirty-five minutes in a moderate oven. Ice with water icing. This cake is delicious.

I decided to use walnuts instead of peanuts in the recipe.  I think walnuts are awesome in brownies, even if Fred disagrees.  That doesn’t actually stop him from eating it, he just likes to whine.

This was a weird cake recipe, it was almost brownie like.  Which is probably why I added the walnuts.

Black Nut Cake Batter

Black Nut Cake Batter

If it had been in my 8″ pan, it would have been more brownie like.  This is what it looked like after it baked.

Black Nut Cake

Black Nut Cake

I frosted it using this frosting.  Fred said it turned out a bit crumbly, but tasty and he wouldn’t mind if I baked it again.

Until next time, toodles!